It’s safe to say West Ham are struggling in the Premier League at the moment. December and January have seen the early great work of West ham come undone which in return has seen a large section of West Ham fans calling for Sam Allardyce to be sacked and for the board to appoint Paolo Di Canio as the new West Ham manager. I couldn’t disagree more and I will explain why.
In my opinion what West Ham have lacked over the years is consistency whether that has been the players we have, the board or the manager. With the Chairmen we have at the minute the club looks to be heading in the right direction and I trust their judgement with regards to Sam Allardyce. The players look like they want to play for the club and look like they want to play for Sam, which must speak volumes for his managerial skills. If we are going to be successful as a club we need stability with the management team so when things aren’t going right, the club and also the fans need to get behind the likes of Sam Allardyce and help ease the pressure that’s on him. The start of the season was fantastic and all I heard was that Sam Allardyce was the best manager West Ham have had in years and now we have hit our rough patch they now want rid of him it just doesn’t add up!
Since taking over as West Ham manager in June 2011, he was instantly put under pressure to take West Ham back to the Premier League at the first time of asking and he delivered, even though it was through the play-offs. West Ham fans have always been dubious about the appointment of Sam Allardyce at West Ham claiming his style of football isn’t the West Ham way. I for one was not one of those fans, all I wanted was for West Ham to get back to winning ways and he achieved that in the Championship which is an extremely tough League. Sam has bought wisely without breaking the bank understanding that West Ham as a club are not financially stable enough to go around throwing money about like they used to under the Icelandic’s reign.
The manager that fans have been calling for is Paolo Di Canio who in his own right is doing a fantastic job at Swindon Town but I feel that he would be far to inexperienced to a job at West Ham. He would definitely get the fans on board being such a West Ham legend but I wouldn’t want him to end up the next Dalglish failing to achieve expectation as manager of his favoured club and losing his hero status.
Personally I feel that Sam has done, and is doing, a great job at West Ham I know some are going to disagree but this is football. He came to West Ham when the Hammers were relegated and had to not just rebuild a team but rebuild confidence and moral, but also had to deal with the financial trouble that the club come with. I think we had a fantastic start to the Premier League season and we have just hit a blip what has seen us have a hard few months, but with the win against Swansea and Carroll getting on the score sheet maybe the tide is changing again.
So West Ham fans lets all get behind Sam Allardyce and show him the support he deserves.