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Allardyce: Treat me like Moyes

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Sam Allardyce's contract at West Ham is up at the end of the season © Getty Images
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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has questioned why Everton boss David Moyes' future has not been discussed in the same light as his, with both men's contracts set to expire at the end of the season.

Speculation has been rife of late that Allardyce's spell at Upton Park could come to an end in the summer, with former Swindon manager and Hammers hero Paolo Di Canio being linked with the job.

However, there has been no suggestion that Moyes will lose his job at Goodison Park, only that the Toffees will look to extend his stay.

"It's a bit of an old hat story because we've been talking about it [Allardyce's future] for such a long time," Allardyce said.

"But you haven't been talking about David Moyes in the same context. His contract is up at Everton this year and it doesn't look like there has been any negotiations.

"I've clearly explained to everybody several times; this is a both parties agreement. Both parties will sort it out privately and confidentially when the time is right."

Despite the speculation hanging over Allardyce's head, West Ham co-chairman David Gold has recently given his backing to the former Bolton boss, adding that talks over a new deal will start when the club's Premier League safety is secured.

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