David Moyes sticking to the present


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David Moyes says he will only enter into contract talks with the West Ham board once the club’s Premier League status is secure.

The Scot arrived in November with the brief of keeping the Hammers up off the back of a difficult start under his predecessor Slaven Bilic. Moyes has since guided the side up to 13th in the table but their tally of 30 points is only three more than 18th place Swansea.

However, they have the perfect chance to extend that advantage when they travel to face the Swans on Saturday.

West Ham are 3.00 to win at the Liberty Stadium, with the draw 3.20 and Carlos Carvalhal’s men the 2.50 favourites.

A victory for the east Londoners will only help Moyes’ bid for a new deal, having initially been employed until the end of the season.

Although he has started planning for the summer to ensure the club is in the best position to move forward, the Scot insists he will not allow his focus to wander until he knows the Hammers’ survival is secured.

The 54-year-old wrote in the Evening Standard: “I’ve been asked about my position frequently in the past few weeks and my answer is still the same.

I want to get the club safe first and foremost – and then take it from there.

“I do believe that, in the long term, things will be much better but I came to the club with the single-minded attitude of ‘I’m here to do the job until the end of the season, I’m here to keep the team up’. I wanted all the supporters to buy into that and be behind the team.”

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