English Premiership

Moyes puts off contract talks

David Moyes (Getty Images)
David Moyes (Getty Images)

Cape Town - West Ham boss David Moyes says he won't allow himself to become distracted by talk of a new contract until the end of the season.

The former Everton and Manchester United manager joined the Hammers in November on a six-month deal after the Hammers sacked Slaven Bilic.

Despite reservations from fans that the club had the right man, Moyes has lifted West Ham into 15th place, out of the relegation places, and onto 17 points following wins over Chelsea and Stoke and a goalless draw with Arsenal.

Up next for West Ham is a clash with Newcastle at the London Stadium, and Moyes is very much focused on the task at hand - of picking up results and continuing to steer is side out of danger.

He said: "I won't be talking about it with the club, or anybody, until the end of the season, when we're up, or down, or wherever.

"That's me saying it, not the club. I won't have any discussion until the end of the season.

"I want to prove what I can do, to show what I can do, I want to see if I'm a fit for the club and if the club think I'm a fit for them as well.

"The way football is now, I'm not interested in having a three or four-year contract any more.

"I think it would be good for football clubs and maybe West Ham to have managers for three or four years, and in the main the owners have tried to do that.

He added: "But for me, personally, it tends to be a shorter brief now for managers. What did I sign at Manchester United, four years? And it ended up being 10 months."

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