Hammer wants boss to stay
Gary O’Neil has revealed he wants Sam Allardyce to extend his stay at West Ham United.
The Hammers boss’ future is currently uncertain as his present deal runs out at the end of the season.
David Sullivan and David Gold, the two co-chairmen of West Ham, have both so far refused to confirm that Allardyce will remain at Upton Park beyond the end of the campaign.
The duo have both reiterated that they want their club’s Premier League future secured first before opening talks with the former Bolton manager.
However, O’Neil has given his full-backing to Allardyce, claiming the manager has done a fantastic job during the two years he has been in charge at Upton Park.
“I think the gaffer has done a fantastic job. Teams that went down to the Championship last season like Bolton and Wolves have struggled,” O’Neil told the Express.
“The job the gaffer did last year to get us straight back up and keep us clear of relegation is fantastic. The lads all love working for him.
“He’s been great and we’re trying to do the best job we can for him. The rate managers are sacked surprises me.”
West Ham are currently 14th in the Premier League table, six points from safety with nine games to play.
Meanwhile, Allardyce recently revealed he is confident of keeping the Hammers in the Premier League despite being on a run of bad form which has seen them slip perilously close to the relegation zone.