A new update has emerged regarding David Moyes’ future as West Ham manager, with pressure growing on him after the 6-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.
Last Sunday’s hammering at the hands of the Hammers was arguably one of the worst Premier League results they have ever experienced, with Moyes’ men humiliated at the London Stadium.
It was a flat performance from the off, but having been level at 0-0 for a large chunk of the first half, West Ham completely disintegrated in alarming fashion.
There was understandable anger from many Hammers fans after the game, with some of the opinion that Moyes should be relieved of his duties, but his future still appears to be up in the air.
According to a fresh update from Football Insider, it is unclear as to whether the manager will sign a contract extension this summer, with the decision still set to be in his hands:
“David Moyes will have the final say on a potential contract extension at West Ham, sources have told Football Insider. A well-placed source has told Football Insider that a new deal was ‘ready to go’ in December – but Moyes is yet to give a definitive answer, even with his contract set to expire in June.
“Results have taken a turn for the worse since then, but it is believed an extension offer from the club is still on the table and largely the Scot’s decision. Sources say the offer to Moyes is for a two-and-a-half-year extension, keeping him at the London Stadium until June 2026.”
This is an update that may frustrate some supporters, whose patience with Moyes has run out after such a humiliating result against Arsenal, but it could also be argued that he still has enough credit in the bank.
It was only last season that the Scot guided West Ham to UEFA Europa Conference League glory, in one of the biggest achievements in the club’s history, so an extension may not be the worst thing.
Granted, things do feel as if they have started to grow stagnant, but ultimately, if Moyes thinks he is still the right man for the job, it is a decision that has to be trusted, assuming results improve quickly.