West Ham are delighted with their revival under David Moyes and intend to reward him with a new contract at the end of the season.

Moyes is nearing the end of his 18-month deal, and although that includes an option for a further year, the desire is to hand him a long-term contract. The situation is different from the Scot’s first spell at the London Stadium. Although Moyes saved West Ham from relegation after replacing Slaven Bilic on a six-month deal in November 2018, the board decided to go in a different direction at the end of the campaign, hiring Manuel Pellegrini.

Senior figures at West Ham accept that it was a mistake not to keep Moyes, who returned for a second spell after replacing Pellegrini in December 2019. After staying up last season West Ham lie seventh, two points below fourth-placed Liverpool.