Hardly a surprise of course but as Sam Allardyce heads for the meeting which could end his West ham reign today, Kevin Nolan is singing his praises all the way!
And of course he’s claiming that the voices raised against the manager are “a vocal minority.”
The midfielder is quoted as saying: “At the end of the day he deserves more respect than he has received. I’m disappointed there is all this talk, but that’s the life of a football manager. It’s crazy .
“All the lads are hoping it’s only paper talk and that we can look forward to another season in the Premier League.”
Nolan claims all the players want Allardyce to stay and dismissed the opposition from fans, claiming his critics in the stands are a vocal minority.
He added: “I’d be very disappointed if he lost his job. All the boys would be very disappointed because of what he’s done this year to make sure this club remains in this league again.
“Before he came, we were in the Championship and the club was in a real bad state. Not just on the outside, but inside.
“That’s what he does. He builds from the foundations up and he’s starting to build something here.
“He’s got the vision and if we all get behind him, chairman, myself, players, the fans, then this club will have a successful future.
“You have to remember it’s a minority of fans who do all the shouting and sometimes they shout loudest.”
77% .And what exactly has he built? What foundations?