West Ham United are ready to hand Sam Allardyce a new contract.

The People says Allardyce signed a two-year deal as manager when he took over in the summer of 2011 - with two targets.

The first was to guide West Ham into the Premier League.

That was accomplished through the Championship play-offs and a 2-1 win over Blackpool at Wembley.

Allardyce's second objective was to ­establish West Ham in the ­Premier League and ­club insiders believe that is nearly mission ­accomplished.