Improved deal on cards for ‘gaffer’

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic will be invited to negotiate a new deal with the Irons when the season comes to an end.

The gaffer was so keen to take over at the Boleyn that he agreed to the contract put before him despite various clauses which his advisers may have felt would deter him from agreeing to the deal.

The major setback could have been that should the club be relegated the three year contract could be torn up with no compensation.

Bilic however, was unworried by the clause despite his lack of Premier League experience and he had no hesitation in agreeing to those terms.

ClaretandHugh also understands that his wages are around £500,000 a season less than Sam Allardyce’s and that bonuses for positional payments don’t start unless he reaches a top ten position.

A club source told us: “We can’t discuss specific details of a manager’s contracts but assuming all goes well there will be new negotiations at the end of the season.

“That is the way we always do business. All things being equal we will come to an agreement which both sides will find agreeable.”


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