Gaffer signed up for another two years.
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has ended speculation over his future by agreeing a new two-year deal to stay at the club, the Daily Mail reports.
The new deal will earn the former Bolton man a whopping £6 million and it comes after a two month wait. Allardyce claimed in March that he was close to agreeing a new deal but the wait prompted speculation to circulate over what was taking so long.
Hammer’s co-owner David Gold took to Twitter to confirm that the 58-year-old would be sticking around by saying: “I am delighted to announce that our manager, Sam Allardyce, has signed a new two-year contract.”
The Hammers chiefs were apparently more than happy to stump up the cash for the new deal after Allardyce managed to secure the club’s safety in their return season back in the Premier League.
Allardyce said that the hold up in the deal was due to legal jargon as well as the club’s priority to guarantee safety rather than any form of disagreement with the owners Gold and Sullivan.
“There were processes we had to go through to put it together in the right way,” he said.
“I never thought there would be any problem – and there wasn’t. The size of a manager’s contract is pretty substantial in terms of responsibilities.”