Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/22/14
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West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil insists the whole squad hope Sam Allardyce stays on as manager at Upton Park. Allardyce's future at West Ham has been the subject of conjecture with the former Bolton boss seeing his current deal expire at the end of the season. West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have put off talks over fresh terms until the end of the campaign, raising doubts over Allardyce's long-term future. O'Neill has offered his backing to Allardyce and believes he deserves credit for the job he has done at West Ham. "I think the gaffer has done a fantastic job. Teams that went down to the Championship last season like Bolton and Wolves have struggled," O'Neill said. "The job the gaffer did last year to get us straight back up and keep us clear of relegation is fantastic. The lads all love working for him. "He's been great and we're trying to do the best job we can for him. The rate managers are sacked surprises...
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