Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Peterborough’s director of football Barry Fry has urged West Ham to keep hold of manager David Moyes beyond this season, believing he can make the Hammers London’s “leading club”.
Moyes, who joined the club at the end of 2019 for a second spell in east London, is out of contract in the summer and has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.
It is a situation that may come as a surprise to some given how well the 57-year-old and West Ham have done in the Premier League this term. Under Moyes’ guidance, the Hammers have ascended all the way to fifth in the table and remain just two points behind London rivals Chelsea, who currently occupy that last Champions League spot.
Overall, Moyes has done a good job in the London Stadium dugout, and Fry believes David Gold and David Sullivan must do all they can to tie the Scotsman down to a new long-term contract.
In an exclusive interview with FFC, Fry said:
“The signings haven’t always come off, but if you’re the owner and you give the manager the money what he wants, it’s probably not your fault. So if they believe in David Moyes, which I think they do, then they should back him and West Ham will be the leading club in London, which will be a feat and a half if that happens.”
Under Moyes’ leadership, West Ham look like a stable side and one capable of challenging for European football.
After making such good progress under the former Manchester United and Everton manager, to lose him now would surely be counterproductive for the club.