Joint-chairman David Sullivan announced he hopes to keep boss David Moyes for “many, many years,” after the manager kept West Ham’s hopes of survival alive.
Then the Scot revealed he had been central to discussions about a recruitment revamp at the London Stadium.
He certainly didn’t sound like a man who was planning on going anywhere.
“Ultimately I’ll be judged on winning games,” said the former Manchester United and Everton manager, following Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Watford.
“I want the West Ham fans to think that David Moyes is the right man for the job. I want the West Ham board to think David Moyes is the right man, and I also want to see that West Ham is the right club for David Moyes because I’m ambitious.
“I want to be challenging against the big boys.
“It took me years to build Everton up and in the end I got a job (at United) which I thought would make things easier to win cups and trophies. I’m happy to do that again, but you need to have the tools so I need to know that when it comes to it we can do a bit of damage here.”
Moyes is getting the best out of £25million club-record signing Marko Arnautovic and goals out of former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.