Karren Brady confirms West Ham will hold talks with Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

West Ham United's vice-chairman has suggested the club will consider offering Sam Allardyce a new contract.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady confirmed on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that the club will sit down with the club’s manager to discuss the club’s next steps.

It’s been unclear for several weeks whether Allardyce will be given the chance to stay on at Upton Park beyond this season, but Brady was positive and optimistic when quizzed on the current manager’s future.

“Definitely we’ll sit down with Sam. We’re making steady progress, we’re tenth in the Premier League – We’re playing well but we’re not getting results,” she said.

“We’ve got money to go again in the summer – We’ve got the same plan we’ve had every season, we sit down with the manager and discuss the planning going forward.”

The main issue in relation to Allardyce’s position as the club’s manager is that he lacks the style and philosophy to move the club forward to become an established side in Europe.

Some supporters may also feel that Allardyce isn’t the man who can attract a higher calibre of signing, which would ultimately improve the quality and long term performances of the team.

That’s the platform that West Ham need to be exploiting as soon as they head to the Olympic Stadium for the 2016/2017 season because of the benefits it creates for the club.

West Ham will have a chance to state their case, Allardyce will have a chance to state his and then both parties will decide whether it’s in the interests of the club to award the boss a new deal.

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