Mark Noble has played under eight different managers during his time with West Ham, and he told the Evening Standard how Sam Allardyce was the one who lost his temper the most.
The 32-year-old has been the Hammers’ linchpin for the past decade or so, and he has been around for all of the struggles, as well as the great moments, since 2004.
West Ham were relegated in the 2010/11 campaign, and they turned to Sam Allardyce to help them bounce straight back up.
The former Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United boss obliged, guiding the Hammers to promotion back to the top flight.
Allardyce remained in charge of West Ham up until the summer of 2015.
Never a fan favourite…
Hammers fans never warmed to the experienced manager, due to the fact that he had a fairly bland, and somewhat boring, footballing philosophy.
Allardyce had a reputation as a hot-head, and Noble told the Evening Standard how the 65-year-old didn’t hide his emotions, when he was in charge of West Ham:
“I’ve played under eight managers at West Ham and the one who would ‘lose it’ the most after a bad defeat was Sam Allardyce. Sometimes you’d come back to the dressing room and he’d be screaming at you and then, when you got back on the coach, he’d say: “Right lads, see you tomorrow morning at 6am. You’ve made me sit through that rubbish today so you can all watch it again then!”
Allardyce deserves credit for the manner in which he stabilised West Ham as a football club.
In order to move on, and make the jump up to the next level, however, the Hammers were right to part ways with the short-lived England boss.
And now, under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini, it is not an exaggeration to say that West Ham have the ability to finish inside the top four within the next few years.