Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has backed West Ham to continue challenging for the top six under manager David Moyes if David Gold and David Sullivan back him.
Currently fifth in the Premier League and just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, the Hammers remain in the hunt for Champions League football next season and have a good chance of finishing in the top six.
Much credit has to go to Moyes, who has brought in the likes of Tomas Soucek and Jesse Lingard, with the former taking his goalscoring form this campaign to the international stage after bagging a hat-trick for the Czech Republic in their 6-2 win over Estonia.
Without a doubt, the former Manchester United and Everton manager deserves to have his expiring contract extended. And if that does happen, Fry is adamant West Ham can continue on the upward trajectory that they are on.
In an exclusive interview with FFC, Fry said:
“If I was the two Davids or if I was advising them, I would say get him on a long–term contract. Let him build your club and let him challenge for the top six because both Sullivan and Gold are not afraid to put their money where there mouth is and back their manager, which they have [done] in the past.”
The Hammers will be looking to keep the pressure on Chelsea when they travel to Wolves after the international break.