West Ham chairman hints Sam Allardyce will be offered a contract extension

The owner of the east London club has hinted that the former Blackburn boss, whose current deal is set to expire in the summer, will be handed a new one to keep him at Upton Park
David Gold, co-owner and chairman at West Ham, has revealed that he expects manager Sam Allardyce to stay at the club over the coming seasons, despite his contract being set to expire in the summer.

Although not revealing if contract negotiations are underway with Allardyce, Gold tweeted to his 59,000 followers his confidence that the Hammers' manager will be staying at the club for at least next season.

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The chairman tweeted: "It's highly likely that Sam will be with us next season. He likes us we like him. Thats a good basis for a on going relationship. Dg [David Gold]"

The West Ham manager is in his second and final year of his contract, but after his first season in charge saw him meet the goal of returning to the Premier League, the belief in Allardyce has grown.

West Ham are currently 12th in the table, having taken 23 points from their opening 18 games in the Premier League, including three from a landmark 3-1 win against London rivals Chelsea.