David Moyes confirms West Ham clause as he vows to give club ‘no choice’ but to extend his 18-month con

David Moyes has vowed to ensure West Ham extend his 18-month contract after returning as manager.

The Hammers moved quickly to appoint Moyes after Manuel Pellegrini was sacked by the Premier League club following their 2-1 defeat to Leicester on Saturday, which has left them just a point above the relegation zone.

Moyes is back at the London Stadium less than two years after he was let go

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Moyes is back at the London Stadium less than two years after he was let go

Back in November 2017, the 56-year-old guided West Ham to safety after signing a short-term deal to replace Slaven Bilic.

But, despite keeping them in the Premier League, the Scot was not offered an extension by the club’s co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan, who instead opted to appoint Pellegrini.

Gold and Sullivan have now turned back to Moyes as they look to retain their top-flight status and he is determined to ensure his second reign is much longer.

At his unveiling on Monday, Moyes revealed he has a performance-related clause in his contract to extend it beyond the initial 18 months and he has vowed to activate it.

“I think it says a lot about the owners, they thought the job I did was good enough to give me another opportunity,” said Moyes.

“This time I’m going to make it so there’s no choice but to renew. There’s a clause in there and I’m going to make it impossible to ignore that, that’s my plan.”

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He added: “Do I feel I have unfinished business? I certainly do.

“I really, really enjoyed my time here last time. I felt that, by the end of my time, we had turned things around and had gone in a positive direction with the players, and I think the players would say that as well.

“They really enjoyed the end of the time here. Obviously I would have liked to have developed that and worked from there, but it didn’t quite happen.

“Do I feel I was treated badly? No, I don’t because things were done correctly in as much as I wasn’t taken on, and I was told that

“I was disappointed, which I have said before, but I have another chance to go again and I think that says a lot about the owners that they thought the job I did do with my staff was good enough to give me another opportunity.

“This time I am going to make sure there is no choice that they will always want to renew (my contract) in the future.”

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Moyes will be back in the dugout for the New Year’s Day fixture against Bournemouth – LIVE on talkSPORT- and will be tasked with steering 17th-placed West Ham away from the relegation zone.

And the former Manchester United and Everton boss is confident he will do just that.

“What anybody’s getting is a very experienced Premier League manager, I think there’s arguably only two or three more experienced around, and I win,” he added.

“I believe I have great experience in the Premier League and my win percentage and number of wins stack up well against most managers.

“I am coming here to West Ham initially to get us wins and get away from the bottom of the table.

“I want a strong, attacking, entertaining team and I hope to bring all those things to the table.”