In Focus: It isn’t a shock that David Moyes is still yet to decide West Ham future

According to reports in the Daily Mail, West Ham United manager David Moyes is still yet to decide whether he will be with the club next season.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Scot succeeded Slaven Bilic in November following a disastrous start to the campaign for the east London outfit, but he only signed a deal until the end of the season with the option of a further year.

The Daily Mail says that the West Ham board want the 54-year-old to stay beyond the current campaign, but the Scot is keeping his options open.

The Daily Mail claims that if and when the club’s Premier League status is secured – they lie three points above the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s clash against 18th-placed Swansea City.

The report adds that even though Moyes has started making transfer plans for next term, his future depends on talks with the board to establish what budget and recruitment structure will be put in place.

Why is Moyes not ready to commit his future to the club?

Firstly, making sure the club is still in the Premier League next season is of course paramount.

But the off-the-field problems may also have a big bearing on the Scot’s future at the London Stadium, with the continued poor relationship between the club’s supporters and the owners.

If Moyes isn’t going to get what he wants in terms of transfer control then he could choose to look elsewhere, especially as the east London outfit’s hierarchy weren’t willing to give him a long-term deal when he succeeded Bilic.

Will he stay?

It’s difficult to stay.

If West Ham comfortably stay up and Moyes get the promises that he can strengthen his team to push on next season then he will probably stay, but if there is anything that he isn’t happy with he could easily choose to walk away.

If the board have told him they want him to stay that will be a positive start, and they have to really back him now to keep him beyond the current campaign and bring some much-need continuity to the club.

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