Sam Allardyce’s future at West Ham has been looking increasingly bleak the last few weeks after a large section of fans have been turning against him for the style of football at the club. Allardyce is a manager who puts results in front of performances. As a result, West Ham have been able to not only get promoted under his leadership but also stay in the Premier league as well. West Ham, though, have traditionally playing attacking beautiful football. It seems to have been spoilt in the Allardyce.
Despite getting the club to Premier league safety this season, the club fans have stated that they are not looking to retain Allardyce into next season as well. There was a time during the January transfer window when results were so poor that Allardyce was in danger of being sacked, but an improved run of form during the months of March and April has turned round the fortunes at the club. They are now looking set to finish 12th in the table after arresting a run of four consecutive losses with a win over arch rivals Tottenham during the weekend.
The 59-year-old has stated that he is not aware of the threat for this job despite several fans holding banners against his presence in the dugout.
“I spoke to David Sullivan yesterday about arranging our usual end-of-season meeting. I had no indication my position was under threat. As a whole it’s been a tough season. But we’ve delivered our goals to stay in the Premier League. We know we’re in the Premier League next year, let’s go and try to spoil Manchester City’s party,” said the manager, whose previous teams have all been relegated just a few months after his exit. They include the likes of Bolton, Newcastle United, and Blackburn Rovers.