West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is on the verge of signing a three-year contract worth close to £9million, according to the Daily Mail.
Allardyce yesterday confirmed the Sportsmail’s exclusive that talks over a new deal had begun, ending any speculation about his future.
The negotiations are believed to be in the final stages with only fine details left to sort, giving Allardyce a salary package worth almost £3million.
The three-year deal will in principle run up until the summer of 2016, the season that West Ham are due to take residency in at Olympic Stadium, and Allardyce has spoken of his desire to build a team fit for the venue.
Allardyce told Sky Sports News yesterday: ‘We both want to do it, it’s just a question of sorting out the dotting of the Is and crossing of the Ts.”
“As always, that is not as easy a situation as you would like. You always have to do some negotiations when you are moving into the next contract, just as there were plenty of negotiations over the first contract.”
“If I can continue to grow the club on the field then that helps everybody to start moving towards moving into the Olympic Stadium.”
“And there’s one thing for sure — if it’s me that walks out at the Olympic Stadium with the team it will have to be the best team that I’ve had since I’ve been here.”
Allardyce looks set to receive substantial backing this summer due to the Premier Leagues mammoth domestic and overseas television deals, a condition that the manager was keen to agree on.
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