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Allardyce pens new deal at West Ham

ESPN staff
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Sam Allardyce's contract was due to expire in the summer © Getty Images
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Sam Allardyce will remain in charge of West Ham for the next two years after he signed a new contract at the club.

The future of the 58-year-old had been in doubt over the last few months as his deal was set to expire in the summer, but on Saturday it was confirmed by West Ham co-owner David Gold via his Twitter account that an extension had been agreed for Allardyce to continue at Upton Park.

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

Allardyce took charge of the Hammers in 2011 and led the club to promotion from the Championship via the play-offs, and has this season avoided relegation from the Premier League.

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