Sam’s outburst lets Sakho cat out of bag

Allardyce-SakhoPoor old Sam got a bit hot under the collar earlier today when  spitting  chips in the direction of Diafra Sakho and the West Ham boardroom – which of course is situated in David Sullivan’s des res.

That of course is where the player turned up earlier this week sparking more speculation of a new contract – a story we published exclusively back in October when explaining it would kick in after 25 games and that DS was keen to offer a ” reward for excellence.”

If  anyone doubted the story, Sam kindly all but confirmed it  in his little outburst today when after snapping that the player didn’t need a new deal added: ”Players don’t see it that way do they?”

“If they think it is time for them they don’t give a monkeys about anyone else. They just get on with their own thing.”

Coming from the man who has become elevated to the world’s 13th best paid manager some might find that a tad ironic but Sam wasn’t done.

As the manager I don’t think he would become so animated on the subject if he knew it not to be true so rest assured Diafra is getting his deal!

He added: ““If he is going to get one ( a new contract), it will be out of the fact that the chairman and ourselves think that we are going to re-adjust the contract he has now.”

The big question then is when. It’s not going to be over the festive period, nor whilst he’s away at the African Cup of Nations. The  25th game is likely to be against Burnley on May 2 should for example Senegal go all the way at Afcon.

Sam’s suggestion, whilst talking about the issue, that players don’t give a monkey’s, seems a bit unfair given that this is all David Sullivan’s idea anyway and in ClaretandHigh’s opinion exactly the right one to make..

However, on this occasion we’re delighted that Sam has decided to give it large on the issue for now even the doubters will know that the player is going to get something close to what he’s worth.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Sam’s outburst lets Sakho cat out of bag

  1. At 15k a week we should be giving him his pay rise now for Christmas not waiting till his agent looks elsewhere and he gets it in his head he can earn 50k with the likes of Liverpool ( cheap) when there just going to pay a Frenchman 150k a week and give
    Real 50mil ,Big Sam wants to be glad we can keep players like this and start thinking about his future.

    • Completely agree bubs, He deserves it to be fair and on 15k a week he must be one of the lowest paid prem players. As you say if someone comes in an offers 50k, that 4/5yr contract wont be worth the paper its printed on and would be goodbye Sakho for good. So Sam, shut it, cause this guy has pretty much single handedly saved your flippin job mate!

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