Date: 15th May 2018 at 3:05pm
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David Moyes is still in the frame to stay on as West Ham boss despite the club planning talks with other candidates, according to the Evening Standard

The newspaper report that co-owner David Sullivan held a telephone conversation with the Scot on Monday informing him that the club will assess their options before coming to a decision.

The Standard claim that Sullivan also held a 75-minute meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca at his home, with Manuel Pellegrini, Rafa Benitez and Marco Silva also targets.

Sky Sports reported on Monday that Moyes was “unlikely” to remain as Hammers boss following talks with the club hierarchy, but that may not be the case.

OPINION

As with any big football story, there seem to be daily twists and turns when it comes to the Hammers’ managerial situation. One day Moyes is out of the frame and the next he is back in consideration. Tomorrow he will no doubt be out of the picture again. Fans will just have to be patient in the coming days as the club work out their best option, with talks said to be scheduled with other candidates this week. It would be surprising if Moyes has indeed been totally ruled out already, with the Scot leading the club to a respectable 13th-placed finish in the Premier League after being brought in with them in the bottom three, but the concerns over his relationship with the fans seem to be the main issue at play. If he is indeed dumped by the Hammers, then it would not be a surprise to see him back in a job in the Premier League this summer, with his reputation back in tact after his work at the London Stadium.