West Ham boss Sam Allardyce was all smiles after hearing the news that The Irons had become the number one bidder for the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

The Hammers have fought off competition from Leyton Orient, Formula One, Rugby Union and numerous other ventures to be first choice to take over the stadium in the coming years, as was announced by Boris Johnson this week.

Not all West Ham fans approve of the move down the road as they do not wish to leave Upton Park but David Gold and Sullivan have allayed fears of poor seating, the running track etc to make the stadium a football orientated home.

While West Ham’s move is not yet confirmed and even if it was the stadium would not be ready for another four years, Allardyce was clearly pleased that the vision of the owners was coming true.

“I think it is outstanding news for the football club for the future,” Allardyce told The Sun.

“There is still a long way to go, I know that, but we are in the driving seat and I just hope they can continue to move it forward and deliver what would be a fantastic venue in the future of West Ham United.”

Allardyce’s contract is up at the end of the season and it is yet unclear whether he will be in charge if the Hammers finalise a move to Stratford but if he continues doing the job that he is, it could be a rosy future for the East Enders.

 

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