David Moyes unlikely to stay at West Ham after talks

David Moyes has held talks about his future at West Ham and is unlikely to stay at the club, according to Sky sources.

Sky Sports News understands that Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez would be on a shortlist should the Hammers decide to part company with Moyes.

It is also understood that between 30 and 40 managers have expressed an interest in the job.

Moyes was appointed as Slaven Bilic’s successor in November last year with the club in the relegation zone.

The Hammers finished in 13th place in the Premier League but their season has been marred by fan unrest, culminating in a pitch invasion during their 3-0 defeat to Burnley in March.

Speaking after his side’s goalless draw with Manchester United earlier this month, Moyes said: “West Ham are a big club, there’s a lot of expectation, they want to improve every year. They don’t want to be a club flirting with relegation, and that’s understandable.

“It’s been a tough job but a really good job, I’ve really enjoyed it and the players have worked hard when we came in, we had to get them in order a little bit and get them playing a bit better, and I think we’ve done that.”