The Daily Express have claimed that West Ham United have included a clause worth £2million in David Moyes’ contract, after the Scotsman returned to the London Stadium less than 18 months after leaving the club.
Moyes is back in the hotseat with Manuel Pellegrini struggling to get his side going after a very bright start. The Hammers currently sit in 17th place, and the West Ham board have felt the need to call up on Moyes for a second time.
Last time Moyes took charge, the Hammers were in the relegation zone but he guided the east Londoners to a comfortable 13th place in the Premier League. Despite his excellent work, he was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini.
Now, Moyes is replacing the man who replaced him in the summer of 2018. The latest report claims that West Ham have inserted a £2million clause in his 18-month contract, with that fee going to Moyes if West Ham survive the drop.
TBR’s view – Should West Ham be so concerned about the drop?
When the Hammers players are firing, they have a very strong squad that is capable of performances like the win over Manchester United earlier in the season. Sitting in 17th, though, relegation is a real possibility.
If Moyes can get his best players firing – like he did with Marko Arnautovic – then there is no reason why West Ham cannot finish in a comfortable position. But to include such a financial incentive for Moyes shows the Hammers board are concerned.