Sam: ‘right time for me to move on’

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07:  West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce reacts during the nPower Championship Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg between West Ham United and Cardiff City at the Boleyn Ground on May 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Former West Ham Manager Sam Allardyce told the BBC following the announcement that his contract will not be renewed:

“I think it’s probably right for both of us at this moment in time to move on.

“I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to manage this club. It’s been a great adventure, four seasons from where I started in 2011, I take great pride.”A huge amount of players went in and came out. The team is in a hugely more successful position than they were.”Everything the club has asked me to do I’ve delivered, it’s probably the right time for me to move on.”

Asked if he planned to be back in work by August, he said: “No, I’m looking for a break well beyond that.

“Recharging your batteries – if and when you come back if you have recharged your batteries, you are much better prepared to carry on doing the job at this level of football.

“It depends whether it’s a year or whether it falls around Christmas time, or whoever might fall into trouble, whatever job you fancy doing.

“It’s not just a job I’m after, it’s he right job if it comes along. I certainly won’t be doing that in the next few weeks. You can never say never, but I can’t see myself in charge of another football club for the start of next season.”


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

8 comments on “Sam: ‘right time for me to move on’

  1. And in the streets of Fulham,Sunderland and Madrid there was heard a huge sigh of relief

  2. Lol,any luck he will retire & will never have to listen to respect the point even for another team.

  3. A relief to all West Ham supporters. Take Cole and Nolan with you

  4. Jumped before he was pushed more like it!

    The right move for the club, time to move on and look to the future – the new guy has a massive job to do, a huge turnover of staff is required, new blood, and a bit of bloodletting!

    Good luck to the Dave’s!

  5. Just seen his interview on sky. What a lot of old bollox the man stays deluded untill the end.
    Now for the new manager saga… i hope the daves will be as quick to announce the new mannager as they were to get rid of the duddly hippo

  6. Well well what a surprise,
    Now go with no more to say,

  7. The man’s arrogance knows no bounds!!!!!!

  8. If he,s a tough northerner, I suggest Orkney accademicals

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