Sam Allardyce to be named new West Ham boss after agreeing two-year deal at Upton Park

01 June 2011 12:12
ShareWest Ham will unveil Sam Allardyce as their new manager after agreeing a two-year contract.

Sportsmail exclusively revealed Hammers co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan's move for Allardyce on Saturday morning.

Back in the game: Sam Allardyce will attempt to restore West Ham's Premier League status

And the former Newcastle manager's advisors spent Tuesday thrashing out terms over the 56-year-old's move to Upton Park, which includes a substantial bonus for promotion.

Allardyce, 56, said: 'I look forward to taking charge after I have had a family holiday. It's always difficult dealing with the aftermath of relegation but I want to get West Ham back into the PremierLeague as quickly as possible.'

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The Hammers hierarchy are completing the formalities to the deal which will see Allardyce replace Avram Grant.

Allardyce's appointment brings to an end the club's two week search for a new manager.

Martin O'Neill, Alex McLeish, Neil Warnock and Dave Jones were all serious contenders for the role.

Friends reunited: Neil McDonald will be named as Allardyce's No 2 at Upton Park

Allardyce has been out of work since his shock sacking by Blackburn last December.

The Hammers' new boss is expected to bring his former Ewood Park No 2 Neil McDonald with him to East London.

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