West Ham United manager David Moyes will be rewarded with £60 million to spend on transfers in the summer if he can keep the club in the Premier League, according to The Express.
A 3-0 home defeat to Burnley on Saturday keeps the Hammers just three points above the drop zone with eight matches still to play.
The Scot took over from Slaven Bilic in November but was only given a contract until the end of the current campaign, with a remit to avoid the drop.
However, the board are said to have a new two-year deal prepared if and when West Ham’s top-flight safety is confirmed.
Fans will no doubt have a mixed response to this latest news, particularly in the wake of the protests that took place during the loss to the Clarets at the weekend.
Moyes’ appointment was met with little fanfare, particularly given that he took Sunderland down last term, but over the Christmas period he achieved some positive results and overall there does seem to have been some improvement on Bilic’s final few months in charge.
Nonetheless, the former Everton and Manchester United boss has failed to guide his team away from the bottom of the table and with three heavy defeats from as many Premier League fixtures there are growing concerns that the Championship is beckoning.
There will also be scepticism over whether the £60 million worth of funds will actually materialise, given that the hierarchy are perceived to have reneged on similar pledges over recent seasons.
After a tumultuous few weeks, Moyes has taken the West Ham squad to Miami for some warm-weather training ahead of the upcoming international break.
With no FA Cup fixture this weekend, the Irons return to action at the end of the month with a relegation six-pointer against Southampton at the London Stadium.