Frank McAvennie is adamant West Ham will offer David Moyes a new contract by the turn of the year.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the Irons legend suggested that owners David Gold and David Sullivan will be holding off on handing the 57-year-old an improved deal for now to save themselves some money.
The Telegraph claim that West Ham’s players want the former Everton and Manchester United manager to be rewarded with a new long-term contract at the London Stadium.
However, the report states that Gold and Sullivan want Moyes to guarantee Premier League safety this season before extending.
Moyes has entered the final eight months of his current agreement at the London Stadium but the Hammers can trigger a 12 month extension on that contract if they choose to.
When asked by Football Insider if he expected Moyes’s stay at the club to be extended, McAvennie said:
“I think the club will give him a new contract but I also think they will wait. He has just come through the door but I think he will sign a new two-year deal by January.
“It is one of them, I think David Sullivan and Mr Gold will be saying, ‘Hold on. We don’t need to give too much away, let’s wait until January and save ourselves a bit of money.’
“But David Moyes deserves a new deal.”