ExWHUemployee: ‘It’s best for everyone involved if we wait until May before deciding on Moyes’ future’

This stories we've read isn’t entirely what my sources had led me to believe

David Moyes (West Ham manager) at the West Ham United v Leicester City EPL match, at the London Stadium, London, UK on November 12, 2022.

The West Ham story dominating the papers in recent weeks has been the future of the manager David Moyes. He quite confidentially spoke to the press and said he has a contract offer and that it is him that is deliberating for now and not the club.

This story isn’t entirely what my sources had led me to believe. I think the terms and conditions of the have been discussed and are probably close to agreement. I do, however, believe that the deal has effectively been put off being completed until the end of the season when we are able to properly assess the achievements this year. I feel that this is the best decision for all parties. 

And following on from my last piece, it was an eventful end to the transfer window to say the least but not in a positive way that we had hoped. Other than the arrival of Phillips, no one else joined and we lost Fornals and Benrahma, the latter on loan. 

Even their departures didn’t go smoothly with both missing the deadline for paperwork, which was blamed on a computer error from our end. Eventually they both got special dispensation and were completed the next day, which had caused me to rewrite and then rewrite my column last month without having much space to go into more.

Whilst neither had performed particularly well this season, it’s worryingly ironic that we started the window wanting a left winger and ended up getting none and moving on two. Both players should be remembered positively for their time here. Fornals, in particular, was a very likeable player who always seemed to be happy and scored some very important goals for us, no more so than the winner in our second leg semi last year. 

He wasn’t as effective this season but in previous years, you knew you were guaranteed a performance. Since leaving the club he has spoke highly about the club and the fans and I am sure he would always be welcomed back by our supporters.

On the other hand, Said Benrahma seemed to be desperate to move. Whilst the player seemed very unsettled at the end, we should never forgot his penalty in the final and the fact he was Hammer of the Year runner up last year to Declan Rice. Both players contributed to our recent history and I wish them both well.

Speaking of the only signing we did make in Phillips, it’s fair to say his start has been a tough one. He has been at fault for goals and was also sent off and has looked massively off the pace. 

I guess this is expected when he has effectively sat on the bench the whole time he has been at Manchester City. I still believe we have got a great player but he needs to return to full fitness quickly so he can contribute positively to our season going forward. 

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