David Moyes has committed his future to West Ham after signing a new three-year deal at the club.
Negotiations over a new contract for the Scotsman have been ongoing for some time, though co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were said to be keen assess the club’s finances before tabling an official offer.
Everton’s rumoured interest in their former boss following Carlo Ancelotti’s departure raised questions marks over whether Moyes could be on his way out the club, but any speculation has now been put to bed with the announcement that he’s signed fresh terms.
“West Ham United is delighted to announce that manager David Moyes has signed a new three-year contract with the club,” the statement read.
“Since returning to east London in December 2019, Moyes has made a hugely positive impact and his inclusive approach proved a perfect fit for the football club.
“And that has been accomplished in the most testing circumstances possible, with the COVID pandemic causing a three-month mid-season break and meaning all but two matches since March 2020 have been played without the Claret and Blue Army present.
“The 58-year-old – who is closing in on 100 matches in charge at London Stadium and 1,000 competitive games as a manager – is now looking forward to building on the foundations put in place by all at the club and continuing to develop his exciting, hungry and ambitious squad.”
Moyes himself took the opportunity to thank the board for their continued support before outlining his plans for the future.
“I am delighted to have committed my future to West Ham United,” he said. “This is where I want to be and I’m happy. I’m excited to be given this opportunity to build on what we all have already achieved here. The owners and I are fully aligned with how we want to keep developing and improving the football club.
“The board and everyone at the club have been fantastic to work with, giving me great support and I feel that we are all united in what we want to achieve in the coming years and how we might be able to achieve those things.”