Hammers boss facing uncertain future at Upton Park.
Sam Allardyce will not be offered a new contract by West Ham United until their Premier League status is secured.
Allardyce took over at Upton Park in the summer of 2011 and guided the team to promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs last season.
His successes, however, seem to be lost on co-chairman David Gold.
“We will sit down and discuss Sam’s contract situation once our Premier League status has been confirmed and not before,” Gold said in a statement on the club’s website.
“This is purely because the three of us [Allardyce, Gold and co-chairman David Sullivan] don’t want anything to distract attention from our aim of finishing as high up the Premier League table as possible.”
The Hammers fell to a disappointing defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday and Gold seemed unimpressed with the side’s display, tweeting:
The former Bolton manager has done well this season guiding the promoted side to 11th in the table, safely in mid-table and Allardyce has indicated talks will happen but will stay private.
He added: “I know my relationship with David Sullivan and David Gold well and the conversations that we have remain confidential.
“I’m more than happy to do the job that I’m doing right now and speculation regarding my contract situation has nothing to do with anybody else but the owners.”