The fact is that Sam Allardyce is a man who has often been surrounded in controversy. He is disliked by many in football and had few friends. When he joined West Ham, he promised to play a pleasing style of play and to a lot of fans it would seem this is a promise that he has failed to keep.
There have been periods of negative football, times when fans have been in despair at team line-ups and even Allardyce seemingly refusing to play Mauro Zarate over other players because he was signed by the board and not by himself. But despite all this, the club are in a great position having had a very successful start to the season. So is it really worth the potential turmoil by keeping him?
The rumour over the summer was that the board were split in their opinions of Allardyce and as to whether or not they wanted to keep him for the new campaign. Perhaps their reasoning for signing certain players, without consulting their manager. Regardless of this, Allardyce is still in charge and the club are performing above expectations. I would hope the board either have a replacement in mind already or are planning to offer Sam a new deal in due course.
But whatever the board plans on doing, they need to make sure they do it as soon as they possibly can. Now is not the time to be unsettling the squad over the summer after such a positive season so far and heading closer to the move to the Olympic Stadium. I hope they know what they’re going to do.