Allardyce has suggested that the club’s owners are predictable in terms of the sort of offer he can expect, with his prediction that a formal two-year contract will be put before him to sign.
That would guarantee him the chance to coach the club throughout their final season at Upton Park, as well as the chance to be in charge for the first year at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
“I wouldn’t have thought it would be any different than a two-year deal based on what we have done in the past – why would it?” said Big Sam.
“The owners have been pretty consistent. It has been a two-year, two-year, two-year deal, so that is where it will start. But it is all speculation until we sit down to negotiate.”
It’s the sort of deal, which offers a bit of security for all parties and one which suggests West Ham’s owners would be willing to take a gamble on keeping him in charge.
The club gets the security of knowing that if things don’t work out, they can sack Allardyce and the compensation shouldn’t be too bad and the manager gets the security of a deal, which runs beyond just next season.
It’s unclear over how the issue of the manager’s future will pan out because there seems to be a bit of back and forth from all parties at the moment.
The most important thing for now is the club ending the season well, with the issue of Allardyce’s future something the club can finally sort out for sure at the end of the month.