No rush over Allardyce contract
West Ham United will wait until their Premier League status is secured before considering a new deal for manager Sam Allardyce.
Disappointed for the fans who traveled hundreds of miles on a miserable day to lose to a team in the bottom three. We should do better.
Gold issued a statement on the club's official website which read:
"As [fellow co-chairman] David Sullivan and I have always maintained, we will sit down and discuss Sam's contract situation once our Premier League status has been confirmed and not before.
"This is purely because the three of us don't want anything to distract attention from our aim of finishing as high up the Premier League table as possible.
"Sam did a fantastic job of gaining promotion from the Championship at the first attempt last season and we are all pleased with how quickly he has got the team to adapt to life back in the Premier League.
"We went into Sunday's game with Aston Villa one place off the top 10 and that is no mean feat for a newly-promoted side.''
Disappointed for the fans who traveled hundreds of miles on a miserable day to lose to a team in the bottom three. We should do better.— David Gold (@DavidGoldWHU) February 10, 2013