Sam Allardyce is proud of the progress West Ham United have made under his charge.

West Ham remain just seven points above the drop zone but Allardyce reckons they are almost assured of their Premier League place next season.

Big Sam said: "They [the board] gave me a two-year period to [get promoted] and I did it in the first year and that was a massive achievement.

"We are 11th with 12 games to go and only need at the very, very maximum 10 points from the last 12 games to make sure we are safe.

"The progress has been massive in a short period of time."