Carlton Cole has claimed that he would like to see David Moyes’ future at West Ham resolved by giving him a new contract.
The Hammers manager is out of contract with the club at the end of the season, as he joined them on an 18-month deal last December.
After keeping them in the Premier League last season, his side have started the new top-flight campaign with eight points from the opening six games.
They are unbeaten in their last four matches, with back-to-back draws recently against Tottenham and Manchester City.
Cole believes that the 57-year-old Scotsman should receive a new contract offer to extend his stay at West Ham and is convinced he’s making a positive impact on his group of players.
The Telegraph supported that claim earlier in the week by reporting that West Ham players want Moyes to be handed a “long-term contract” and that he’s popular with star players such as Declan Rice and Michail Antonio.
“Since the restart he’s done brilliantly. The players are in form. Moyes has pulled it back round and the players look like they’re playing with confidence and they are playing with guile and are doing well under the pressure,” Cole told talkSPORT.
“I think the players are buying into his philosophy now so why not give him a contract that’s going to keep him at the club and then they can plan for next season as well, and that’s what a manager needs. That’s what the players need as well, they need direction.:
Despite not spending too heavily in the summer transfer window, Moyes continues to grind out some impressive results at West Ham and it looks like he’s building some real momentum with a string of eye-catching performances.
Vladimir Coufal has proven to be a shrewd signing at right-back and there is also exciting attacker Said Benrahma to throw into mix following his arrival from Brentford, as well as Craig Dawson joining on loan and Tomas Soucek turning his loan move into a permanent one.
If Moyes’ long-term future was secure, it would be far easier for West Ham fans to buy into his plans and the same goes for the players.
The Hammers are continuing to bide their time on Moyes’ contract situation and perhaps they are waiting to see where the club are around the Christmas period.