Sam Allardyce confirms Emanuel Pogatetz will not stay at West Ham

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West Ham will not offer on-loan defender Emanuel Pogatetz a new deal at the club.

The Austria international joined West Ham on a loan deal until the end of the season from German side Wolfsburg during the January transfer window.

He has only made a handful of appearances for the Hammer and manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the 30-year-old will leave the club at the end of the season.

Allardyce said ahead of West Ham's final Barclays Premier League match at home to Reading on Sunday, according to the London club's Twitter account.

"We've already said to Pogatetz thanks very much, he's been a fantastic professional but it won't be extended, and we'll decide on the others after the game."