Sam: ‘Me and chairmen have disagreements’

SSam Allardyce has used his weekly column at the London Evening Standard to discuss the “issues ” surrounding his position at West Ham and claimed he and the chairmen have their differences but ” we get on with it.”

And he added: “West Ham will be  moving into the Olympic Stadium in two seasons’ time and the ambition behind that move means the manager has a responsibility to fashion a squad good enough to go there because the demand will be so great.”

Turning to his relationship with David Gold and David Sullivan he declared: “For me and them, though, the disagreements come to a conclusion, a decision is made whatever it may be and we all wake up the next day and get on with it.

We discuss things, we agree or disagree, a decision is made and we move on — finished.

Whether I agree with the decision  or whether they do, we have to be  decisive. We keep the communication lines open and remind ourselves we’re not in this for different reasons — we’re all working for the benefit of West Ham.”

The full column can be read at


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