West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has claimed that the new financial fair play (FFP) rules will restrict West Ham from progressing and possibly end his time at Upton Park.
The Hammers are hopeful a move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford will be confirmed this month and the club can attempt to take the next step to becoming a bigger club in English football.
Allardyce however feels that if he is restricted from buying the players that he wants then he may have no option but to leave the East Enders as poor results will reflect badly on him.
West Ham co-owner David Gold has claimed that he will sit down with Allardyce to discuss a new contract once the Hammers are safe from relegation, something that could be confirmed this month.
Allardyce is out of contract this summer but the ball may not necessarily be in the owner’s court as the former Bolton and Newcastle boss may refuse to sign a new deal due to FFP.
“We’ll sit down when we’re safe. Not the end of the season. We’ll sit down when we’re safe,” Allardyce told The Sun.
“My part of it is not difficult in terms of renewing the situation; the difficulty is financial fair play, which becomes unfair in my opinion to restrict football clubs in terms of their growth.
“And if financial fair play restricts the growth of West Ham then that’s a concern for me, because you can’t then bring in the players you want to bring in.
“I don’t know, because I haven’t read the document, but if those restrictions are bearing on the quality of player that I can bring in to West Ham – and I’m looking to build a team for the Olympic Stadium, if it comes off – if those restrictions are stopping that progress then that’s a difficult thing for me as a manager, because I carry the can.
“That’s nothing to do between me and David Sullivan and David Gold, apart from what restrictions it holds for me and West Ham in terms of progress.”
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