Report: Sam Allardyce rejects 'tentative offer' to stay at West Ham United

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has reportedly decided to leave the club this summer.

According to The Telegraph, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has already decided to leave the club at the end of the season.

Allardyce, 60, arrived as West Ham boss upon the club's relegation in 2011, and immediately led them back to the Premier League with a play-off final win over Blackpool in 2012.

Allardyce, formerly of Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers, has now stabilised West Ham in the Premier League - but this season has been a real Jekyll and Hyde story.

The first half of the season went perfectly; West Ham were challenging for European football after a superb run of results, but the second half of the campaign has been disastrous, winning just three Premier League games in 2015.

Allardyce has come under pressure once again, and with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, many have expected 'Big Sam' to be replaced in the Upton Park dugout.

Now, The Telegraph report that West Ham actually wanted to extend Allardyce's contract having hit a brick wall in their attempts to lure Jurgen Klopp, David Moyes or Eddie Howe to East London - only for Allardyce to reject the offer.

The report states that Allardyce has made his mind up and will be leaving West Ham this summer, with Fulham possibly hoping to tempt him across London, as well as one club abroad holding an interest in Allardyce's services as he edges ever closer to the Upton Park exit door.

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