Sky Sports pundit: This detail may doom David Moyes at West Ham
By Guy Giles
Sky Sports pundit and West Ham legend Tony Cottee has questioned the club’s decision to appoint David Moyes on a six-month contract, claiming that players will struggle to knuckle down amid the long-term uncertainty.
Moyes was confirmed as the new Hammers boss on Tuesday morning, just a day after the club’s board decided to sack Slaven Bilic following a poor start to the season that has left them in the Premier League’s bottom three.
The club have handed Moyes a contract until the end of the season, but Cottee has warned that this short-term thinking may come back to haunt the Hammers.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Cottee said: “As soon as there is uncertainty at a football club, players switch off, players lose concentration, and that’s what happens.
“I don’t want to read David has got it to the end of the season. If he is your choice, the man you want, then give him a three-year contract.
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Cottee went on to specify how the decision could affect West Ham’s future transfer dealings as they look to bring in big-name players to solidify their move to the London Stadium.
“If he’s got a contract, the players will settle down and if you are trying to sign a star player for next season, at least he knows who the manager is going to be.”
In other West Ham news, Martin Keown has launched this blistering attack on Hammers fans.