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West Ham hold off on contract extension for Moyes amidst poor form

West Ham United have put a new deal for manager David Moyes on hold, casting a shadow of uncertainty over his future, per the Guardian.

Despite the positive atmosphere surrounding Moyes and West Ham last month, the club has decided to hold off on offering the manager a new contract extension.

Some people within the club still believe Moyes will ultimately remain in charge, but the board is keen to see a significant improvement in results before committing to a new deal. 

Moyes’ side suffered a dismal 6-0 home defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, taking their winless run to seven games in all competitions.

They have not won since beating Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on December 28.

Since then, they have drawn Brighton & Hove Albion, Sheffield United and Bournemouth, and suffered consecutive losses to Manchester United and Arsenal.

West Ham also crashed out of the FA Cup after drawing their third-round clash against Bristol City in London before losing the replay.

This string of disappointing results has dampened that enthusiasm regarding a new deal for Moyes.

Many people will argue that the absence of key players such as Lucas Paqueta and Michail Antonio has not done the Scottish manager any favours. 

However, this dip in form has understandably caused concern among supporters and the hierarchy. 

Moyes retains the backing of some key figures, but the board feels it is prudent to wait before making a definitive decision. 

They hope that a change in fortunes on the pitch will provide the clarity they need to move forward with confidence.

The upcoming weeks and months will be critical for both Moyes and West Ham.

Returning to winning ways could see the contract talks resume, while continued struggles could force the club to consider alternative options.

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