West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes moving to the Olympic Stadium would be hugely beneficial to the future of the club.
The London Legacy Development Corporation board (LLDC) this week unanimously made the decision in favour of the Barclays Premier League club becoming the preferred bidder for the use of the venue. A final deal is some way from being struck between the LLDC and the Hammers but Allardyce reckons a move away from Upton Park will be great for West Ham.
"I think it is outstanding news for the football club for the future," he said. "There is still a long way to go, I know that, but we are in the driving seat and I just hope they can continue to move it forward and deliver what would be a fantastic venue in the future of West Ham United."
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