S’land gave Irons assurance of no Sam approach

sunderland-boss-ellis-short-644443457Sunderland had told West Ham a month ago they would not be approaching the club for permission to speak with Sam Allardyce.

A close relationship exists between the two boards and Black Cats owner Ellis Short (right) had made it clear privately there would be no approach as speculation increased.

Short had decided that he needed a short term replacement for Gus Poyet whilst he studied the long term possibilities with Dick Advocaat getting the gig.

But public comments from Hammers vice chairman Karren Brady claiming a bookie she knows  had made Allardyce favourite for the job had apparently prompted the Short assurances to the irons board.

However, no such assurances were given about an approach at the end of the season with an insider telling ClaretandHugh: “The message and methodology is clear. That’s when it all happens at this club.”


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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

3 comments on “S’land gave Irons assurance of no Sam approach

  1. Just come & get him.Poach him,tap him up,meet him at a service station in the midlands in the dead of night with an envelope of cash.Just take him,he is all yours if you want him.You can have your fans talking about his stability instead of some of ours 😉

  2. ahaha… yes Tyson… they should meet him in a top secret place away from prying eyes. I suggest them an igloo at North Pole…

  3. Can we not put up a fore sale sign at the ground with also avaliable as a bog off with Nolan thrown in.

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