Samuel Allardyce, a man who divides the Upton Park faithful in two. Much like marmite you either love the 60-year-old or you hate him. The Dudley-born man is entering the final six months of his contract but proudly sees his side sit in a Champions League spot. After hanging on to his job at the end of last season by his fingernails he is now profiting from a summer of good signings and a newfound style of play that is leaving the West Ham fans on the edge of their seats.

Suddenly the ‘Anti-Big Sam Brigade’ is being silenced and the positivity surrounding the club is back, what a difference a summer makes! Sam Allardyce will have to keep up this exciting brand of football though if he wants to remain in the Upton Park hot seat come August next year. Below I will explain why I believe Mr. Allardyce SHOULD stay as Hammers manager.

It is not only me, who as you know has been a constant supporter of Sam Allardyce, despite some pretty dire football during my four-year tenure as a season ticket holder. But a poll that I put on Twitter earlier showed that maybe just maybe Allardyce is starting to win the fans over, edging the vote 8-5.

Here are my five reasons why I believe Allardyce deserves to take the Hammers into the final season at the Boleyn.