Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce says his future will be decided after the final game against Newcastle UnitedGetty Images

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed he must wait until after the final Premier League match of the season against Newcastle United to learn the decision over his future.

The 60-year-old's contract at Upton Park is not expected to be renewed this summer despite achieving a strong mid-table finish this season.

Allardyce is still to be offered any clarity over his future from West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold, and admits he will be on holiday by the time his future is decided.

"My future at West Ham will be decided after this weekend," Allardyce told the Evening Standard. "I will be on holiday with my grandchildren, something I'm looking forward to immensely, but my representatives will be talking to the club.

"There's nothing more I can say on that. I'm not in control of the situation so we'll just wait and see."

Allardyce faces former club Newcastle in what is expected to be his final game in charge of the Hammers, with the north-east club themselves embroiled in a final day scrap for survival.

Victory for West Ham could yet see them beat Everton to a place in the top half, with both teams level on 47 points after 37 matches.

Slaven Bilic has been heavily linked with taking on the reins at West Ham after Besiktas confirmed the Croatian manager will leave the club at the end of the season.

Allardyce has sent a warning to the new man and believes he faces a tough task balancing the club's ambition with the finances available.

"Progression is always the key word for any manager when he joins a new club," he added. "To do that, he must ask questions and find the answers. What are the difficulties? How do you overcome them? How do you achieve the targets set by the owners?

"The ambition of the owners has to be balanced by financial availability. If they want to move forward quickly then you have to spend more money.

"If, however, you want to progress at a steadier pace, then you have to spend the money available more wisely. If you have little or no funds, then it's difficult to move forward at all."