Many a fan is calling for the sacking of current manager Sam Allardyce, but is it the right decision?
The main cause for this speculation is down to the ‘horrible’ style of football that we have been playing as of late, but on Allardyce’s arrival last season he did say “I’ll play the winning way” as has been proven as we sit 12th in the Barclays premier League.
There aren’t too many top class managers on the market lately with the current football society being dominated by money. But few hammers fans are still looking for an alternative to Allardyce with fan favourite Paolo Di Canio on the top of the shortlist.
Whilst many believe a move for Di Canio would be nothing but beneficial to the club due to his legendary status, other feel otherwise as they label him ‘inexperienced’. Di Canio recently left his managerial job at Swindon town, thus is free for a move, however it should be pointed out that he needs much more managerial time at a higher club before he comes back to Upton Park.
A move to a Championship team may benefit him if he can promote that team and attain a top flight status for a few seasons.
I feel that Allardyce, however is the top man for the job, and despite our top scorers being Kevin Nolan of whom is a midfielder and Modibo Maiga who is currently away on loan.
The end of the season is fast approaching and our team have done great to defy the odds and sit in a respectable 12th place, higher than both Southampton and Reading who finished above us last season. To me, this is nothing short of magical with our squad of which has been built from little money, youngsters and free transfers.
With Allardyce’s favourite player, Nolan injured, the squad is set for a reshuffle, especially with Noble out injured too. Many fans would love to see Jack Collison grab a first team spot; however, Sam Allardyce recently stated that the Welsh midfielder will never be 100% fit.
This has put a huge dent into both my opinion of Collison and himself as it literally states that he may never get a first team spot under Allardyce.
Everyone can call for Allardyce’s head, but look at where we are in the table now, look at where we were in the table last season, and look at where we were seasons before Big Sam arrived.
To me, he’s done nothing short of wonders at the club, and if you or anybody else cannot see that then you really should.