West Ham manager Sam Allardyce ‘comfortable’ with contract situation

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists he is not concerned about his current contract situation with his deal set to expire at the end of the season.

Allardyce’s security in the Upton Park hotseat has come under growing speculation from some areas of the press with no talks yet in sight.

The 60-year-old has turned around the club’s fortunes with some shrewd summer business to revitalise the squad and change the style of play.

The former Bolton and Newcastle boss was under huge pressure from fans at the end of last term with many calling for him to be sacked at the start of the summer.

However, the board stood by Allardyce and he has repaid their faith as the Hammers sit fourth in the league after 16 games.

Despite their positive start the club are yet to enter into talks with their manager but he insists it was a similar situation when he agreed a two-year extension back in 2013.

Allardyce said: “It’s the same as it’s been all season.

“We’ll sit down when we’re ready and comfortable, and discuss the situation.

“We’re comfortable in that position, like I was the last time after we got promoted to the Premier League. We talked about that contract around the end of April, May almost, even though we finished 10th that year. I don’t have any problems with that.

“Did I seek any clarification from the owner on Wednesday? No. I spoke to David Sullivan over some other matters. It had nothing to do with me or my contract.”

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