Nene: “I was at centre of a West Ham conflict.”

neneNene has spoken out on the conflict between Sam Allardyce and David Sullivan which led to his departure from the club.

The Brazilian was brought in by Sullivan to ease a striking crisis but was barely used by the former boss and in an interview with L’Equipe appears to still be carrying the scars.

He explained “Today I look more towards Brazil and France. There’s West Ham who want me back, but the experience that I lived there last year I did not like. I would prefer to return to France.

“Many people think that I was not well physically, but it’s not that at all. At first, I had to adapt because the intensity is not the same as in Qatar, but after it was fine.

“In terms of stats, KMs traveled, I was very good and even better than other players. The problem is that I have been at the centre of a conflict between the president, who had sent for me, and the coach.”

L’Equipe asked whether with the former manager gone things could be different under Slaven Bilic, but he said:  “Yes, but I am afraid that the same thing happens. I left Qatar to be in a team that plays football well and to have fun.”



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4 comments on “Nene: “I was at centre of a West Ham conflict.”

  1. Take it up with Hippo,
    You got paid for doing nothing,great work if you can get it,
    Move on

  2. If Nene got rid of Sam I owe him a beer.

  3. Hippo got rid of himself because of stubborn stupidity and blindness!but I agree that it might have something to do with it, if so I,ll buy him a pub.

  4. A little known fact is that it was actually me who got rid of BFS so pub and beer gratefully received and anyone else feeling obliged all gifts,good ones anyway,are welcome lol

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