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The Hammers boss has been told to wait for talks over a new contract until Premier League survival is secured, a move by the owners that the 58-year-old respects

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has insisted that there is "no problem" regarding his future at the club despite a lack of talks over an extension to his expiring contract.

The 58-year-old’s current deal concludes at the end of the season, and co-chairman David Gold recently revealed negotiations would not take place until the Hammers are clear from relegation.

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And, despite the Hammers being dragged towards the drop zone after winning just two out of their last 11 Premier League games, Allardyce has indicated his happiness with the arrangement and praised the owners' patience.

"There’s no problem," he told reporters. "We’ll talk once our [Premier League] status is secure.

"Some owners pull the trigger early but it is not like that here."

West Ham currently sit 11th following defeat at relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Sunday.

Next up for the Upton Park outfit is a London derby with Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham, before a tough run that sees them play Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in their following eight fixtures.

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