Sam Allardyce says he is ready for West Ham challenge

The former Blackburn Rovers manager is set to be named as Avram Grant's successor at Upton Park

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Allardyce was axed by Blackburn Rovers in December Photo: Lancashire Evening Post

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Sam Allardyce is relishing the challenge of becoming West Ham United manager with the 56-year-old on the brink of taking charge at Upton Park.

The former Bolton and Blackburn boss is set to replace Avram Grant, who was sacked earlier this month after the Hammers were relegated from the Premier League.

Allardyce has been out of the game since his surprise sacking by Blackburn Rovers in December.

The ex-Newcastle boss revealed he has agreed a deal in principle with West Ham’s owners and will finalise the details once he returns from holiday.

“Everything has been agreed in principle and I look forward to taking charge after I have had a family holiday,” Allardyce told The People.

“It’s always difficult dealing with the aftermath of relegation but I want to get West Ham back into the Premier League as quickly as possible.”

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