Sam Allardyce is close to agreeing a new contract at Upton Park, according to The Sun.

Co-chairman David Gold revealed last month that contract negotiations would only be held in the summer once the club’s top-flight future had been decided.

But, following West Ham’s 3-1 home win over West Brom on Saturday, it appears he is now ready to announce a new contract before the end of the season.

He said: “We like Sam and Sam likes us and in those circumstances a deal will be done.

“There are still i’s to dot and t’s to cross but there’s a willingness on both sides to make it happen.

However, Gold has admitted that no announcement will be made until the Hammers are mathematically safe from relegation and that no details of the contract will be announcement beforehand.

“Details of the contract will remain private,” he said.

“But once we are assured of Premier League safety we would hope to make an announcement.”

Sam Allardyce currently has the best win percentage record of the club’s permanent managers – 44.71%.