David Sullivan today made it clear there will be no early decision on whether Sam Allardyce is offered a new deal at West Ham.
Despite his delight at the team’s start to the new campaign the co chairman wants to see a full season behind him before the big decisions are made.
Indeed it’s situation normal as the board follow a policy that’s been in place for years.
A question and answer session with the London Evening Standard may have given the impression a new deal was on but speaking to ClaretandHugh – the co chairman said: “Both Sam and myself am happy. We’ll do exactly as we have done in previous seasons.
“We will look at it at the end of the season. Its exactly like last season and the season before. There’s no change”
He had told the Standard: “Last year I was being asked at various times if Sam would be going but my answer was always that we’d look at it at the end of the campaign. We’re very loyal to our managers.
“(Our relationship) is fine, very amicable. We always talk on a Monday or the day after a midweek match and if he has a problem he calls me. We all want the same thing and that is the best for this club.
But it’s clear that no quick fire decision will be made and that Sullivan and the manager will take their time coming to a decision.