Allardyce demands new West Ham deal
However Co-chairman David Gold said earlier this month that no contract talks would start until the end of the season, when Big Sam’s current deal ends.
But Allardyce wants the talks to begin as soon as the Hammers are safe. “We’ll sit down when we’re safe. What’s the point me waiting until the end of the season if we’re mathematically safe with a few games to go?” he told reporters.
“I think we need another five points. Thirty eight will make you safe this year but we will all aim for 40 just in case.
“Hopefully we will be safe as soon as possible because there is a lot to negotiate.”
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Allardyce was appointed as manager of West Ham in June 2011, following the club’s relegation from the Premier League. He vowed to play attractive football to get West Ham back to the top flight, rejecting the allegations that he played dull, long-ball football at previous clubs.
He completed his mission as West Ham were promoted back to the Premier League after a play-off final victory over Blackpool at Wembley last May.
They won their first game of the season 1–0 against Aston Villa and have progressed on to currently sit in 12th place with 33 points.
The Hammers go to Chelsea tomorrow, having beaten them 3-1 earlier this season, hoping to steer further away from the relegation zone.