Allardyce extends Hammers deal
Sam Allardyce has agreed a new two-year contract with West Ham United.
I am delighted to announce that our manager Sam Allardyce has signed a new two year contract.
Allardyce, speaking at his press conference on Friday, had explained the delay in signing his new deal.
"There were processes we had to go through and put it together in the right way, which it has now," Allardyce said. "I never thought there would be any problem - and there hasn't.
"There has been some issue with the legal jargon in the contract which I couldn't understand so that has to go to both sides' lawyers to agree and then it gets signed. The size of a manager's contract is pretty substantial in terms of responsibilities."
The 58-year-old has previously managed clubs including Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers.
Information from the Press Association was used in this report
I am delighted to announce that our manager Sam Allardyce has signed a new two year contract.— David Gold (@DavidGoldWHU) May 11, 2013