David Moyes is all set to renew a new three-year deal at West Ham United, bringing an end to reports linking him with a return to his former club Everton. Multiple reports in England this week suggest that the East London club has reached a verbal agreement with Moyes and will sign an official contract as early as this week. Moyes, who managed Everton between 2002 to 2013, was linked with a return to Goodison Park following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid earlier this summer.
Moyes’ side finished sixth in the Premier League last season following an incredible campaign that has seen them qualify for the Europa League next season, the club’s second-best finish in the Premier League. Towards the end of the season, Moyes also spoke on how he was close to finalizing a new deal that would trigger a recruitment process at the club. The good work from Scotsman was rewarded with a nomination for the Premier League manager of the year award.
BREAKING: David Moyes has agreed a new three-year contract as West Ham boss.
It will be officially announced next week.
– talkSPORT sources understand.
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 11, 2021
Moyes believes that he has earned enough trust, and while it’s not up to the manager to ask for time to improve, the Scottish manager believes that he’s saved the club from a difficult situation and brought them to challenge for Europe and thus should be trusted to get the club to the next level. Moyes will be hoping that West Ham backs him in the summer to build on last season’s success. The former Manchester United manager reportedly wants to complete the permanent signing of Jesse Lingard.
Meanwhile, following Ancelotti’s departure, Everton is continuing their search for a new manager. Farhad Moshiri, Bill Ken Wright, and Marcel Brands are leading the process. The trio has whittled down a list of candidates. It is understood that Moyes was on this shortlist. Other managers who remain in the running include Nuno Espirito Santo — whom the club has already contacted, Graham Potter, Rafa Benitez, Roberto Martinez, and Christophe Galtier.