West Ham United winger Stewart Downing hopes for Sam Allardyce stay

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce

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West Ham winger Stewart Downing hopes the club offer manager Sam Allardyce a new deal in the summer.

The Hammers boss falls out of contract at the end of the season and he has yet to be offered a new deal.

There is intense speculation the club is planning a change at the top when the current campaign comes to a close and recent results have done little to aid Allardyce’s chances of extending his stay at Upton Park.

West Ham had been involved in the battle for European football earlier in the campaign but just two Premier League wins in 2015 have left them destined for a mid-table finish.

Downing feels there is a chance Allardyce could be offered an extension and he has urged West Ham to impress in their final fixtures in a bid to convince the club’s hierarchy to keep the faith with the former Bolton and Newcastle boss.

“The manager has said it will be sorted at the end of the season so we have to get on with it and win games,” Downing told Londo24.

“The only way to put the uncertainty to bed is to win games because that puts him in a better position.

“Hopefully he stays. We want him here. The players love playing for him. He’s a really good manager to play for.

“He’s been really good to me, I like him, but I don’t make the decisions, it’s up to the chairmen and how they see it going forward.”

West Ham host Burnley in May 2 in the next round of Premier League games and they are 2.10 to secure the win, while the Clarets can be backed at 3.50 and the draw at 3.25.

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