In the latest West Ham news, boss David Moyes has admitted he is satisfied with the job he has done at the Hammers.
The Scot was appointed in November with the club in the relegation zone following a disastrous start to the campaign under Slaven Bilic.
Despite plenty of ups and downs, most notably fans making it onto the pitch in protest against the board during March’s 3-0 defeat to Burnley, Moyes has largely retained the support of those in the stands.
This is despite a mammoth injury list but he has found a shape to fit those available to him and Saturday’s 2-0 win at Leicester, combined with Southampton’s 1-1 draw at Everton has ensured their safety with two games to spare.
Thursday sees the 55-year-old guide his team into battle against former club Manchester United and the Hammers are 7/2 with William Hill to take the points.
Positive results against the Red Devils and Sunday’s opponents Everton, another of his former clubs, will only help Moyes’ chances of staying on at the London Stadium beyond the end of the current season.
He admits the mood is good within the camp following Saturday’s result and is pleased to have fulfilled the brief given to him in November.
Moyes concedes he could not have done it without his backroom team and has suggested he feels they are starting something special as a group.
He told reporters: “There was a big cheer from the players on the bus when they heard the scoreline from Everton and Southampton, but the big cheer for me was the performance against Leicester.
“My job was to come in and keep the side up, and we’ve done that. I’ve got to say I’ve got a really good staff here.”