Sam Allardyce signs two-year extension

West Ham United co-owner David Gold announced on Twitter yesterday that manager Sam Allardyce has put pen to paper on a new two year contract extension.

After much speculation regarding the former Bolton and Blackburn's managerial future, the 58-year old has penned his new deal, of which he mentioned was delayed by 'legal jargon' in his contract.

Allardyce has done a terrific job at Upton Park, after guiding the club to Premier League safety this season, after coming up via the playoffs last season after beating Blackpool at Wembley.

Attracting the likes of Mohammed Diame, Matt Jarvis and notably Andy Carroll have helped secure their place in England's top flight, and they look in a strong position to push on next season.

David Gold stated on Twitter yesterday:

"I am delighted to announce that our manager Sam Allardyce has signed a new two year contract,"

Allardyce stated on the clubs official website:

"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'

West Ham travel to Goodison park this afternoon, in what will be a memorable occasion with it being David Moyes final game in charge of the Toffees before taking the reigns at Manchester United.

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