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Moyes set for new contract as West Ham accept their ‘mistake’

David Moyes is set to be rewarded for West Ham’s fine run of form with a new long-term contract, with the deal set to be done at the end of the current campaign.

The former Manchester United manager originally took the job at the London Stadium in 2018 following the sacking of Slaven Bilic, yet his six-month deal was not extended, despite steering the club away from relegation, as the Hammers instead chose to appoint Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season.

However, following a really underwhelming spell under the former the Chilean, Moyes made a swift return to the club in December 2019 and once again helped the team to retain their Premier League status.

Despite a somewhat turbulent summer in which many questioned whether Moyes was the right man to take the club forward, the Hammers have been mightily impressive thus far this season and are currently in seventh place – just eight points behind Moyes’ former club United at the summit.

Such a superb first-half of the campaign looks set to be rewarded, with the Guardian reporting that the 57-year-old is set to be offered a new long-term deal, the club accepting they made a ‘mistake’ in initially letting him go.

The Scotsman’s current 18-month current contract does have the option of an extension for a further year, the West Ham hierarchy are keen to nail down Moyes for the foreseeable future.

The report suggests that the club are waiting until the summer to begin negotiations due to the current financial impact of Covid-19, with the hope that by May they will better understand how much they are able to offer Moyes.

This current good run for the Hammers boss comes after a difficult period on a personal level in recent years, with his brief, unsuccessful stint at Old Trafford followed up by disappointing spells at La Liga side Real Sociedad and Sunderland.

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