Doubts grow over Allardyce’s future

Praying AllaSam Allardyce’s West Ham future is starting to look in doubt.

The humiliating FA Cup defeat at the hands of West Brom and the slide in league form is being viewed dimly inside the club.

And well placed insiders are now convinced that there will possibly be no contract offer for the 60 year old at the end of the campaign when his current deal comes to an end claiming everything now depends on the next 13 league games.

ClaretandHugh has been aware for some time of the tension between the manager and the board as the team has scored just one win in the last nine league outings.

And we can reveal that the search is underway for a new boss although Rafa Benitez  – whose name has been freely mentioned  – is unlikely to succeed Allardyce.

We understand from agent sources that the Napoli boss wants around £6 million to even discuss a move to the east end.

Ans a club insider said: “Saturday’s defeat was a massive shock to the system as everybody believed we were on our way to Wembley this season.

“The signs are beginning to point in the direction of a new boss next season.”

However, much will depend on finding a better replacement  although no FINAL decision has been made at this stage.

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16 comments on “Doubts grow over Allardyce’s future

  1. I’m crossing hands and feet fingers and if it happens it is my promise to stop smoking…

  2. Please NOT Rafa maybe Poccachino, just to get up the Spurs owner Levys’ nose, it’s big enough after all.
    Seriously we should see who really wants it, and not just for the money either.


  4. please not Malky

  5. Lets hope the board have the courage of their convictions & rid us of the classless fool.I still believe they will bottle it but i think they will appease many,many fans if they do finally rid us of this excusing making,arrogant old school dictator.

  6. The ONLY thing that matters is being in the Premiership for the 16/17 Season – they employed Allardyce to get us out of the Championship which he did ( just ), so are they going to risk next year just because some vocal people, but not everyone, have got the hump with Allardyce. This is a business decision the entertainment may have to wait a year.

  7. There is no way that they will get rid of him before the OS move. BFS more or less guarantees top flight survival; the money that comes with premier league status is so ridiculous now, and the financial implications of relegation so unpleasant considering we are still in debt, that common sense dictates it is better the devil you know than the one you do not. I like many fans, am frustrated by the misplaced Carrol / Nolan loyalty and the change to 4-2-3-1 from the diamond which worked so well in the opening third of the season. I do not wish injuries on any of our players, and the latest to Carrol is a blow, but hopefully it will relegate Nolan to the bench, and we can hopefully see the line up and formation which was so exiting to watch earlier in the campaign. I think Nolan is simply too slow to play top flight football any more, and we sacrifice too much movement and pace in midfield when he plays. I wish him well, but I think it is time he ply’s his trade in the second tier.

    • Please tell me how 1 win in 11 gaurantees top flight survival. I refuse to be the first team he relegates….

  8. Are you suggesting a 1 year contract georgebrand ?
    Because for me that would be like a life sentence,him getting off last year when he agreed new terms with the 2 Daves in the summer have been broken and that was a promise to all of us aswell,
    Yet again when the muck hits the fan he has said it again HE WILL ENTERTAIN US.
    Well he will be here next week we will see who is entertained.
    I just hope it’s not belly dancing at half time

  9. Who could we get to replace him? I don’t think there are any world class managers who would want to manage us. As much as I appreciate the work the owners have done, they don’t know how to pick a good manager to save their lives. I’m not a big fan of change.

  10. I’d like to see the back of him but have no idea who should replace him.

    Definitely not Di Canio or Bilic – preferably a young British Manager like Eddie Howe but beyond that I’ve no idea!

  11. MM why Howe he has no track record at the top I know he is doing a brilliant job with nothing but if you look at the best teams they only have people with good pedigree and contacts,none of the best players that we want would even have heard of Howe let alone be willing to play for him,if you want the likes of Song and Jenkinson to come then you need a name that there agents will deal with,I don’t like it anymore than you proberly do but that life at the top,

    • Fair enough, but who would you suggest?

      I’d love someone like Michael Laudrup or Frank De Boer but I don’t think we could get them!

      • Laudrup got a bad reputation here in Swansea – arrogant and didn’t even go on the training pitch just watched through a window!

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