West Ham issue emphatic statement as report insists Moyes hunted for summer switch
West Ham have said that there is no truth in reports linking David Moyes with the exit door despite claims of other sides hunting the Scottish manager for a switch in the summer.
The Telegraph have stated on their website that the Hammers were eyeing up a move for Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez to replace Moyes come the summer, suggesting he was set for an exit regardless of whether he managed to keep the Hammers in the Premier League during their relegation fight.
However an emphatic statement has been issued by the east London side via their website, insisting that the club: “categorically refutes the claims made by the Daily Telegraph regarding manager David Moyes.
“The club and David Moyes agreed a deal until the end of the 2017/18 season, at which point both parties will sit down and discuss the future.”
The Telegraph have claimed that Moyes is set to have a number of suitors hunting his signing for a summer switch, while stating that he will not be retained in the manager’s role if the club were to suffer relegation come the end of the current campaign.
The Hammers currently sit 12th in the Premier League, just three points off of the relegation zone in a tightly packed bottom half of the table, and have gone four games without a win across all competitions, most recently slipping to a 3-1 defeat against fellow relegation battlers Brighton.
Their next game sees them play host to Watford on Sunday, before a two week gap bridges their next game, a difficult trip to Anfield to face Liverpool.
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