New Hammers deal for Allardyce

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year contract.

Last Updated: 11/05/13 at 16:40 Post Comment

Sam Allardyce: New two-year-deal at West Ham

Sam Allardyce: New two-year-deal at West Ham

Hammers co-owner David Gold announced the 58-year-old would stay on at Upton Park on his personal Twitter account.

"I am delighted to announce that our manager Sam Allardyce has signed a new two year contract," Gold said.

Allardyce revealed on Friday he was set to put pen to paper on a new contract, having guided the Hammers to guaranteed Barclays Premier League safety in their first season back in the top flight.

He said: "I will be signing my contract very shortly. Early next week will be the right time."

The former Bolton and Blackburn boss insisted in March he would be penning a new deal "very soon" after productive talks with Gold and fellow co-owner David Sullivan, but the two-month wait to sign the contract offered raised doubts over his future.

But Allardyce said the hold-up was down to wading through vast swathes of legal jargon and the need to secure survival, rather than because of any problem with the club's owners.

"There were processes we had to go through and put it together in the right way, which it has now," Allardyce said.

"I never thought there would be any problem - and there hasn't.

"There has been some issue with the legal jargon in the contract which I couldn't understand so that has to go to both sides' lawyers to agree and then it gets signed.

"The size of a manager's contract is pretty substantial in terms of responsibilities."


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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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