11 February, 2013 - 03:53

West Ham board to postpone contract talks with Allardyce

West Ham board to postpone contract talks with Allardyce

Sky Sports informs West Ham hierarchy is not going to open the contract negotiations with their manager Sam Allardyce until the end of the season.

Co-chairman David Gold wants the club to guarantee itself Premier League safety before deciding on the future of “Big Sam”. He said: “as (fellow co-chairman) David Sullivan and I have always maintained, we will sit down and discuss Sam’s contract situation once our Premier League status has been confirmed and not before. This is purely because the three of us don’t want anything to distract attention from our aim of finishing as high up the Premier League table as possible. Sam did a fantastic job of gaining promotion from the Championship at the first attempt last season and we are all pleased with how quickly he has got the team to adapt to life back in the Premier League.”

The Hummers have been struggling recently after an impressive start to their Premier League campaign which saw them climbing to the 7th place. West Ham find themselves lying in the 11th place after suffering 2-1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa, just six points above the relegation zone. David Gold expressed his disappointment with the result via Twitter: “ Disappointed for the fans who travelled hundreds of miles on a miserable day to lose to a team in the bottom three. We should do better.”

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Author: Basil Naumov

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