Saturday 25 November 2017

Hammers eye move for Moyes as replacement for Big Sam

West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold face a battle to convince David Moyes to leave Real Sociedad after just six months, with the former Manchester United manager enjoying life in Spain. Photo: Evrim Aydin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold face a battle to convince David Moyes to leave Real Sociedad after just six months, with the former Manchester United manager enjoying life in Spain. Photo: Evrim Aydin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

West HAM will check on the availability of David Moyes and Slaven Bilic as they line up possible replacements for Sam Allardyce.

However, West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold face a battle to convince Moyes to leave Real Sociedad after just six months, with the former Manchester United manager enjoying life in Spain and already planning for next season.

Allardyce's contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Sullivan has publicly insisted that any negotiations over a new deal will not happen before the summer.

Some West Ham sources rate Allardyce's chances of being handed a new contract as low as 5pc, even though the club are eighth in the Premier League.

Allardyce is understood to have met Gold at West Ham's training ground yesterday and there is tension over the club's bid to sign free agent Nene. The club's owners have instigated the move for the Brazilian forward, just as they won a tug-of-war with Allardyce to sign Diafra Sakho, West Ham's top scorer this season.

Irish Independent

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