West Ham Set To Begin Contract Talks With Sam Allardyce

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The Hammers to begin discussions with the week.

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West Ham are set to open contract talks with manager Sam Allardyce this week according to The Daily Mail.

It was suggested that negotiations on a new deal would not begin until the club were mathematically safe from Premier League relegation.

But with the club in a seemingly comfortable position, the West Ham hierarchy look set to begin talks with Allardyce over a new deal.

Alladryce’s continued stay with the club is by no means a formality however as the rumours from inside the club have suggested the former Bolton and Newcastle manager is set to increase his demands.

Big Sam is currently thought to receive a yearly salary in the region of £2 million a year which was agreed when Allardyce took over the management of the team from Avram Grant in 2011.

It has been suggested that Allardyce may well consider that a Championship wage and believes he should be given a pay rise as reward for establishing the club in the Premier League.

West Ham’s owners are currently battling heavy debts at the club and it is thought they would be unresponsive to demands for an improved pay-package.

The club recently announced they had agreed a deal that will see them move to the Olympic Stadium from 2016.

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