West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan comments on Sam Allardyce's contract situation

Sam Allardyce Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan says the club will wait to begin contract talks with Sam Allardyce.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is back under pressure at Upton Park after a real blip in recent results.

The Hammers slumped to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup on Saturday, whilst league results have dipped too.

With just one win in the last eight Premier League games, Allardyce's men are struggling for form right now, though it's worth pointing out that they are enduring an untimely injury crisis.

This weekend's game against Tottenham will be key to their hopes of landing a Europa League spot, with a win needed to close the gap above them.

However, manager Allardyce is once again in the firing line, with Hammers fans allegedly calling for 'Big Sam' to be sacked - just as they were last season.

This term has been a big improvement for West Ham after a great summer in the transfer market, but recent results have put Allardyce back on the chopping block in the eyes of Hammers supporters.

The former Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers boss is out of contract this summer, and many believe that he could depart east London.

Yet co-chairman David Sullivan told the London Evening Standard that this isn't the case, but also that contract talks will have to wait until the summer.

"That is 100 per cent not true," Sullivan said. "We won’t even look at it until either there are a few games left or when the season is over."

It seems like West Ham are ready to wait and see what position Allardyce finishes in this season, and whether he can turn around his poor run of form before considering extending his stay at the club.

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