David Moyes snubs Celtic before issuing message about West Ham future

David Moyes has ruled out leaving West Ham for Celtic and is expected to sign a new contract at London Stadium.

The Hammers boss was linked with a return to Glasgow in the wake of Neil Lennon’s sacking.

But Moyes is happy at West Ham, who are fourth in the Premier League, and is in talks with co-owner David Sullivan over a new long-term deal.

He said: “I have no intentions of going anywhere. I’m really happy here. We are quietly ticking things along.

“I have already spoken to David Sullivan. I just want to go about the job and being professional. Contracts are not that important in football management.

“Hopefully we can start to sustain a level of league position.”

Moyes has a clause in his current deal keeping him at the club for another year which is set to kick in once it’s confirmed they will finish above a certain position.

But the Hammers have been so impressed with his work this season that they want to reward him with a bumper new long-term deal, and a pay rise.

West Ham are in the top four after 25 top-flight matches for the first time since 1986, when they finished third.

Moyes said: "The truth is that I've got something if we finish I think it's above 13th where automatically it kicks in anyway if I choose – it's still my choosing.

"As I said, there's no, there's no big panic, and I don't feel under any pressure with it. I don't want anybody at the club or anybody else to feel under pressure by it because it's not, we'll get it sorted."

Moyes is even been talked about as a potential candidate for Manager of the Year, an award he has won three times in his career.

But ahead of his side’s clash with Manchester City this weekend the Scot believes there is only one man who deserves to win it this season.

He said: “There is only one candidate and that is Pep. I think Manchester City have their best chance of winning the Champions League this season.

“Everybody is sure City are going to win the league. They are in one cup final and in with a chance of another.

“I heard him saying they have had money to spend. That does give you a big advantage but he improves players and has his own style. Great credit to him.

“They are one of the top three teams in the world right now. Beating them is a big ask for any team.

“We will try to take them on in some way and cause them difficulties but you would be football stupid not to recognise their qualities.”

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