Arsenal great Ian Wright on Sam Allardyce’s contract situation at West Ham United

Former Arsenal and Celtic striker Ian Wright says that West Ham United need to do something about manager Sam Allardyce’s contract situation soon.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has told BT Sport’s Football Tonight show that West Ham United need to sort out manager Sam Allardyce’s future as soon as possible.

Allardyce’s current contract with West Ham runs out at the end of the season, and he has not been offered a new deal.

The Hammers will discuss fresh terms with the Englishman only in the summer, as explained by the club’s vice-chairman Karren Brady in The Sun.

Wright, though, believes that the West Ham board need to sort out Allardyce’s future as soon as possible for results to improve.

“With the chairman being so… about the contract, there is no stability,” the former Arsenal striker told BT Sport’s Football Tonight Show.

“The players are thinking: what’s going on? I think that they (the board) should do something about that.”

Should West Ham decide on Allardyce’s future soon?

While it does not look likely that the West Ham board will do anything about Allardyce’s future until the end of the season, perhaps they should.

West Ham started the season well and were in contention for a European place, but the London outfit are now struggling for form and for points.

While this may not directly be the cause of the uncertainty over the future of Allardyce, it does play a part.

Perhaps the West Ham board are not sure if Allardyce is the right man to take the club forward.

While the 60-year-old has proved over the years how great he is in keeping a team safe in the Premier League, he has not always shown that he can take a club forward and in Europe.

West Ham have lofty ambitions and want to play in Europe in the coming years. Maybe the board members think that they need someone else to take the team forward.

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