West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce will sign his new contract next week.

The Daily Mail says lawyers have been going over the finer points of the deal, which is understood to be three years in length and worth close to £3million annually, and the 58-year-old will sign his name once the parties can come together following the match at Everton on Sunday.

Allardyce always said he would commit his future to West Ham once the club were assured of Premier League football and Sunderland's draw with Stoke on Monday night confirmed they were mathematically safe.

He said: "I never thought there would be any problem - and there hasn't been. There has been some issue with the legal jargon in the contract which I couldn't understand so that has to go to both sides' lawyers to agree and then it gets signed."