Premier League manager fighting Newcastle United for Europe ‘increasingly likely’ to leave

David Moyes (left) and Newcastle United boss Eddie HoweDavid Moyes (left) and Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe
David Moyes (left) and Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe | Getty Images
David Moyes is reportedly set to stand down as West Ham United manager this summer

David Moyes will leave West Ham United at the end of the season, according to reports.

A fairytale send-off could result in the Hammers winning the Europa League - before pulling the trigger on the 60-year-old. To do that, they must overcome a two-goal deficit against arguably the most in-form team in Europe.

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Bayer Leverkusen travel to the London Stadium in high spirits after clinching the first Bundesliga title in their history. They also take on a nervy Irons outfit that have won just two of their last nine in all competitions.

Despite sitting eighth in the Premier League, Moyes is set to call time on his stay at the London Stadium. A report from talkSPORT claims the former Manchester United boss looks “increasingly likely” not to renew his contract.

His current deal is set to expire this summer and Moyes revealed earlier in the season that he has been offered an extension. However, fresh claims indicate that the contract will not be signed and West Ham are already drafting up replacements.

Moyes is understood to be aware that a vocal section of the Hammers fan base are unhappy with his playing style. That is despite West Ham fighting to earn European qualification for the fourth consecutive year.

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Newcastle United put a dent in those hopes - stunning the Irons with a thrilling 4-3 comeback win following the international break. The two clubs are competing for a place in UEFA competition next season.

Sporting director Tim Steidten is thought to be lining up his replacement, with former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel top of the wish list. The 50-year-old has already announced he will be leaving Bayern Munich.

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