New West Ham deal to put Allardyce among Premier League high-earners

Sam Allardyce’s new West Ham contract will see the former Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn manager earn £9m over the next three years, making him one of the highest-paid bosses in the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail.

Allardyce this week confirmed he was close to signing an extension to his existing deal with the Hammers, with his current contract due to expire at the end of this season. Allardyce has been at Upton Park for almost two seasons, taking the club out of the Championship in his first year in the dugout and to the safety of mid-table in this season’s Premier League.

West Ham were recently confirmed as tenants in London’s overhauled Olympic Stadium, with 2016 the date the club are set to leave the Boleyn Ground. Allardyce’s contract runs until the same point, with both the stadium and Allardyce’s contract considered a statement of the ambition of West Ham’s owners, David Gold and David Sullivan.

Currently 14th in the table, West Ham are six points ahead of Wigan Athletic, who are in the final relegation place, while Allardyce’s bumper new deal will put him in the top half of the manager’s pay table, placing the 58-year-old among the eight best-paid bosses.

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