West Ham manager Sam Allardyce’s future has been up in the air for the last couple of months due to the fact that he has only a few months left on his current contract. The 58-year-old, though, has revealed that he has been having talks with the club over the possibility of extending the deal. However, it is understood that the former Bolton and Blackburn Rovers manager will sign a new deal only when West Ham’s position in the Premier league next season is confirmed. Even though the team are not in a relegation zone yet, there still remains a possibility of the London club being relegated back into the Championship.
There are just a few points about the relegation zone, and Allardyce has targeted 38 points before the end of the season in order to stay in the Premier league. There are only eight matches remaining in the content, and league football will resume this weekend after a break due to international football. Allardyce has also said that he would like to be the manager of the club when they completed the move to the Olympic stadium. West Ham were recently revealed as the successful bidders for the Olympics stadium, which can host up to 60,000 people.
“I suppose I could sign a contract that said if we get relegated then I don’t want it, but I won’t do that. We think we will be safe at 38 points. Then we can push on to 40 if we can. The contract negotiations are ongoing at this moment in time. We talk confidentially among ourselves and hopefully we can come to an agreement shortly. If I can last that long, I’d like to be here,” said Allardyce. The team will be hosting West Brom at Upton Park during the weekend.