West Ham United, who are currently in a relegation battle, got a bit off a breather this weekend with their win against Southampton. This win propelled them 5 points off the relegation zone. And according to reports, West Ham are willing to keep David Moyes beyond this season.
Moyes joined the Hammers when they were in dire straits. Before their Saturday’s vital win, Moyes had made it clear that he would like to stay at the club only if he manages to keep them in the Premier League. And with the important 3-0 win against the Saints, it looks likely that West Ham will stay up in the Premier League. The weekend’s win was more crucial as it was against Southampton who are also fighting for survival.
Moyes has had to cope up with some ugly scenes during a recent loss to Burnley, where the fans walked on to the pitch and revolted against the owner. According to reports, West Ham are happy in the way Moyes has led the club to a survival in such harsh environment. It is never easy for the manager when the club is going through such turmoil.
A contract to keep Moyes for another season is a right step ahead for West Ham as they are going through too many issues off the pitch. Moyes who has seen his stocks go down since he became the United manager, but is still a good option to have as he has a decade of experience in the Premier League. His stint with Everton is considered successful as he made them into a regular top half team in his later part of his career at Everton.
West Ham as a club needs some stability as they sacked Slaven Bilic in November. When one looks at the team it certainly feels like they have underachieved this season. But this can also be down to some injury problems to some of their key players.
Hammers player of the season for last year, Michail Antonio, has missed more than half of the season. The man to revive their Premier League survival hopes Arnautovic was also out for some time due to injuries. The record summer signing didn’t score a single goal under Slaven Bilic but he has scored 10 goals in 17 games since Moyes took over. With them being safe for this season, the board will look to make this talented West Ham squad in a top half team for next season and with his plethora of experience, David Moyes could be the right man for the Hammers.