West Ham deal close

West Ham boss Sam AllardyceWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce is close to signing a new deal at the club as negotiations draw to a close.

Allardyce’s current deal runs out in the summer. The fact that he did not have a new one lined up led to¬†all sorts of speculation about him being replaced, possibly by Paolo Di Canio.

Both club owners David Gold and David Sullivan always maintained that Allardyce was their man and that he would be offered a new deal. It has now been confirmed, with the manager close to putting pen to paper on the new contract.

“We both want to do it, it’s just a question of sorting out the dotting of the i’s and crossing of the t’s,” Allardyce told Sky.

“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.

“So we will hopefully come to a conclusion very shortly.”

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