West Ham have handed a lucrative new two-year deal to boss Sam Allardyce to bring an end to speculation about his future.
The news of Allardyce’s contract extension was first revealed by Hammers co-owner David Gold on his personal Twitter account.
Allardyce has been rewarded with a longer deal after guiding the team to a comfortable mid-table placing in the Premier League in their first season back in the the top flight.
The former Blackburn and Bolton boss also led the Hammers to promotion from the Championship and while his style of play may not be to everyone’s liking, there can be no denying his ability to get the best out of the players at his disposal.
The deal, which is understood to be worth around £3million a year, had been tipped to be confirmed after Sunday’s match at Everton.
Gold said: “I am delighted to announce that our manager Sam Allardyce has signed a new two-year contract.”
Allardyce indicated that a deal was close when he spoke to the media on Friday, and despite taking a while to reach this stage, the experienced manager claims he was never in any doubt that he would be staying on.
He remarked: “There were processes we had to go through and put it together in the right way, which it has now.
“I never thought there would be any problem – and there hasn’t.
“There has been some issue with the legal jargon in the contract which I couldn’t understand so that has to go to both sides’ lawyers to agree and then it gets signed. The size of a manager’s contract is pretty substantial in terms of responsibilities.”
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