With West Ham enjoying a remarkable turnaround from last season’s relegation worries, Sam Allardyce has revealed he believes there is only one way he won’t get a new deal at Upton Park – Big Sam’s current contract is up at the end of the current campaign.
He said: “I think we’re winning a lot of people over. When results aren’t going so well, any fans make themselves heard more than others and I think you always win them over if the club starts winning games and plays better and buys better players.”
“There haven’t really been any talks yet.
“I think it will happen like last time when we get closer to the end of the season.
“Just after getting promoted there were no new contract talks in the first season in the Premier League until the back end of April and May.
“It will probably be the same this time round. I’ve always been comfortable with that.
“If you get good results you’re fine. If you don’t, you get sacked. “Unless you get new owners – then it doesn’t matter how well you do, if they don’t like you they will move you on.
“I’ve had that happen to me twice, so there are other factors sometimes and not just whether you’re good enough.
“But I can’t see West Ham being sold at this moment in time.”
West Ham, who welcome Garry Monk’s Swansea City to east London today, currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League, however, a win against the Swans will see the Hammers rise to third spot.