West Ham boss David Moyes out to enjoy Man Utd reunion
By Rory O'Callaghan
Last Updated: 09/05/18 3:14pm
David Moyes admits he expected West Ham to be battling relegation until the last week of the season, and is now out to enjoy the final two games of the campaign against his former clubs Manchester United and Everton.
The Hammers host United on Thursday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, fresh from their 2-0 win over Leicester on Saturday, which all but secured the club's top-flight status for another season.
West Ham's safety was confirmed later on Saturday evening when Southampton drew 1-1 with Everton, and Moyes admits he expected the relegation fight to go right down to the wire.
"That result helped obviously but the biggest result was ours," said Moyes. "I always wanted it to be done by us.
"I probably expected it to go to the last week of the season. I always thought that these two homes games, we might have to win one of them to stay up.
Moyes was appointed West Ham manager in November with the club in the relegation zone, and the Scot believes he has now proved his doubters wrong after a slow start at the club.
"A lot of people questioned me coming in. I thought to myself 'that surprises me'," said Moyes.
"The job was to come in and get them up and you'd have to say we've done that. I've got really good staff, a top end staff here and they've been really helpful."
Moyes' current contract is due to expire at the end of the season and the Hammers boss insists he will wait until the end of the campaign to discuss his future with the club.
"We have always said that we will talk after the end of the season. We will wait," he said.
"It was always the way I wanted it and I won't change my views until after we've got the two games out of the way.
"We're putting in place all the things you would expect - the pre-season, as much as we can. Ultimately I've got a decision to make and so has the club."