Allardyce comments on contract situation and makes view perfectly clear

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has commented on the situation surrounding his future.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has explained he’s relaxed over his contract situation in his column for the London Evening Standard.

Allardyce is out of contract at the Hammers at the end of this season and there has been speculation over his future, with the Daily Mirror among the sources suggesting he was staring at the exit door.

“On my contract situation, it will be what it will be. I am not pushing the board to give me a new deal on the basis of their clearly stated opinion of the way they want to negotiate, which is consistent with what has happened before,” wrote Allardyce.

There will be some who hope he doesn’t get a new deal.

West Ham will embark on an exciting new adventure in the Olympic Stadium after next season and some will have fears over whether he has the tactical skill and intelligence to take the club forward to compete in Europe.

On the other hand, Allardyce has his backers.

West Ham are in a great position in the Premier League and should be confident of finishing with a top eight place by the end of the season.

He knows how to get results and while the Hammers were poor in the FA Cup last weekend against West Brom, that can’t detract from the fact they’ve been having a very good Premier League season.

It could well be the case that a delay in offering him a new deal is because the owners don’t see the negotiation process as a problem.

Onwards and upwards for West Ham and as far as Allardyce is concerned, he’s certainly not going to make a big deal over his future.

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