David Moyes is unlikely to accept the West Ham manager’s job if he is offered it.
Moyes guided West Ham to Premier League safety after being appointed with the club in 18th in November.
The Scot arrived at the club on a short-term deal that expired upon the end of the season, but is in the running to be handed the reins on a more permanent basis.
West Ham co-owner David Gold – one of the individuals in control of what happens – “would like to think” Moyes is offered the post.
But Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonesca held talks over the role with David Sullivan on Monday.
According to the London Evening Standard, Sullivan conducted a telephone call with Moyes later that day to explain the delay in making a decision.
Sullivan is said to have told Moyes that the club ‘were contemplating a change’ because ‘fans were eager for a new face’.
That, coupled with the Fonseca talks, has left Moyes ‘unhappy’ and unlikely to accept the job if West Ham decide he is their man.
Moyes is ‘disaffected’ with his time in East London, and will move on with ‘his reputation largely restored’.