Sam Allardyce’s former assistant Phil Brown just told Adrian Durham & Darren Gough on Talk sport radio “West Ham are letting him go” when asked about his good mate Sam Allardyce. The Southend United manager quickly tried to cover his tracks after he realised his gaff but it appears the cat is well and truly out of the bag.
Last month Brown heaped praise on his mate Sam saying “Sam has done a fabulous job. He’s always been a manager who does what it says on the tin. He’s bold, brash, hard and he’s fair. He tells you what he’s going to do and he does it. You can’t argue that he’s done anything else at West Ham. Whether you like him or loathe him, it doesn’t matter. He’s done exactly what he said he would do – get them promoted, keep them in the Premier League and then challenge. He’s done it.
“For him not to be rewarded with another contract is just beyond me. I think that’s the reason why the season has begun to peter out and taper off. I don’t think we do appreciate him enough.”