West Ham United will take ‘10 days’ to decide on the future of manager David Moyes, a club source has told the Evening Standard.
The Scot was appointed in November with a remit to keep the club in the Premier League, which he eventually achieved with Saturday’s 2-0 win over Leicester City.
It is unclear whether the deadline is 10 days from now, or from the final game of the season against Moyes’ former employers Everton on Sunday.
This comes hot on the heels of a piece in The Telegraph which stated that both the 55-year-old and the board are unsure over whether to extend his stay.
Moyes’ sole objective was made abundantly when he was handed a contract which only ran until the end of the current campaign.
Despite achieving that goal, there has been vocal criticism from fans over his style of play as well as inconsistent performances that have ranged from the excellent to the dreadful in the last few weeks alone.
Whilst there is certainly an argument to be made that he could do better given a summer transfer window and pre-season to whip the squad into shape, many of the West Ham faithful would prefer a younger, more progressive face in the dugout.
It could also be the case that Moyes is happy to move on, his reputation somewhat repaired after disastrous spells at Manchester United and Sunderland in the past five years.
With survival now assured, it will be interesting to see whether he releases the shackles for the final two matches of the Premier League season.
West Ham host United on Thursday night, before Everton visit the London Stadium on Sunday.
The Hammers can now finally start to look up the table after spending much of the term glancing nervously over their shoulders at the drop zone.