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Premier League: West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce in no rush to begin contract talks

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has played down speculation about his future, saying nothing has changed since the start of the season.

Newspaper reports had suggested that Allardyce’s position was under threat given that he had not yet agreed a new contract.

But the 60-year-old says he in no rush to begin discussions, having experienced a similar situation when he agreed a two-year contract extension in 2013.

“It’s the same as it’s been all season,” said Allardyce, whose Hammers side currently sit fourth in the Premier League. “We’ll sit down when we’re ready and comfortable, and discuss the situation.

“We’re comfortable in that position, like I was the last time after we got promoted to the Premier League. We talked about that contract around the end of April, May almost, even though we finished 10th that year. I don’t have any problems with that.

“Did I seek any clarification from the owner on Wednesday? No. I spoke to David Sullivan over some other matters. It had nothing to do with me or my contract.”

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Reports have also suggested that Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho is set to have his four-year contract renegotiated, following an impressive start to life at Upton Park.

But Allardyce said: "I don't see why we should be discussing any contracts with anyone too much in this period when we are playing so many games in such a short period of time. But yet again players don't see it that way, do they? 

"If they think it is time for them, they don't give a monkeys about anyone else, they just get on with their own thing.

"They won't worry about the fact that we have got so many games and we have got to organise this and that."


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