Macca exit would pose Big Sam question


Neil McDonald’s possible departure from West Ham is being seen as the prelude to a  Sam Allardyce’s exit at the end of this campaign.

News that ‘Macca’ could be on his way back to the club that sacked him a few years back – Carlisle United –  hasn’t exactly surprised club insiders.

For there has been a widespread view for a long time that the manager will need to have a truly spectacular season to earn another contract which not many truly see as very likely.

And that may well be what is focusing the assistant manager’s mind as he perhaps looks beyond an immediate Upton Park future.

One source gave a pithy summing -up shared by many saying: “The general view is that  Macca is looking after business as new contracts here would be very much in the balance.”

The 48 year old MacDonald’s move to the north-east would see him much closer to his family which is also being mentioned as  another possible factor in his  Carlisle United thinking

Earlier this year McDonald spoke to the Newham Recorder saying  “I want to have another go at management, I am capable of doing that, but I am really, really enjoying what I am doing at the moment.

“If Sam was to leave for any reason I would certainly want the West Ham job. Anybody would want to be a manager of such a fantastic football club. But I am happy in the position I am in at the moment.”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Macca exit would pose Big Sam question

  1. Why are you manipulating this piece to suggest Sam will last to the end of the season with McDonald.As McDonald does the work at Cherwell why should Sam survive.poor report!

  2. I think it is as read,Macca has been offered a management job,one that perhaps he feels he has un-finished business with.He does far more than work at Chadwell heath,and is football not all about opinions.I think Sam has met his brief so far,but three games is not a season,lets hope Neil stays,and we do better in the rest of the season.We can get another assistant manager.Neils whereabouts and what he decides to do,is bound to raise some eyebrows as to why he might go,but management job offers dont come along too often,so he might be tempted.Good luck whatever Neil.

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