Former West Ham United winger Trevor Sinclair suggested to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that it would be a bad idea for his old club not to award manager Sam Allardyce with a new contract.
According to transfermarkt, Allardyce’s contract expires at the end of this season, which has the potential to create speculation over his future and Sinclair has suggested there are reasons to be positive over awarding the boss a new contract.
“I don’t know if he’s got a contract offer in place already – I’d be surprised if he doesn’t get offered something because of the job he’s doing and the way he’s got the players playing for him,” said Sinclair.
Allardyce has certainly got West Ham into a good position as they look to attack the top European places.
He’s got the side to secure good results against good teams, has worked the new signings from last summer into the team effectively and has shown versatility in terms of the way the team has played.
The obvious danger if the club doesn’t sort out a new contract for him quickly is that other sides looking for a manager can come in and make big offers looking ahead to the next campaign.
The reasons as to why there hasn’t been a formal offer yet are unclear but West Ham committing to Allardyce over the next few seasons makes a lot of sense.
He deserves the chance to progress the club even further rather than being dismissed after what could be a tremendous season for the club.