West Ham plan Allardyce talks

West Ham co-chairman David Gold says the club will hold contract talks with manager Sam Allardyce at the end of the season.

Last Updated: 04/03/13 at 14:53 Post Comment

Sam Allardyce: Current West Ham deal expires in the summer

Sam Allardyce: Current West Ham deal expires in the summer

Gold says the club are keen to retain the services of the 58-year-old former Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn boss, whose current deal expires in the summer.

"What we promised and, what Sam promised us, is that at the end of the season we would sit down and discuss Sam's position," Gold told talkSPORT.

"I'm very optimistic that Sam will be our manager next season. But we have to sit down.

"The agreement with the board was that we would sit down at the end of the season, not when we're safe - we are not mathematically safe as we speak."

Asked if he was worried Allardyce could agree a move elsewhere before then, he added: "There's always the danger that a bigger club comes in. There is that danger.

"Having said that Sam has given his word that he will sit down and discuss his contract at the end of the season and I trust him."

Allardyce was appointed Hammers boss in June 2011 and led them back into the Premier League in his first season in charge, despite some criticism from fans over the team's style of play.

The club are currently 12th in the top-flight table having amassed 33 points from 28 games.

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ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

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thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

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ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

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