And some have taken it as an opportunity to lay into the ex-gaffer.
It’s not easy to come up with a definitive view of Allardyce’s tenure at Upton Park and I think it’s something that will always polarise fan opinion.
He was tasked to get us back to the Premier League and bring stability and he did that, but it was by the skin of our teeth in the dying embers of a play-off final and we did fight relegation back in the top flight with him.
There’s the final season he was in charge as well. We were fourth at Christmas and ended up finishing 12th, only winning three league matches in the second half of the campaign – this probably best summed up the highs and lows…
Boring football, loved a lie to make himself look good
Had one could season (first one back in the prem) rest were painful
— Lee (@LeePeryer) March 24, 2020
Regardless of the job he did he never bonded with the fans. Too much conflict, not the West Ham way.
— malcolm brown 🏴 (@malcolmrbrown53) March 24, 2020
— richard (@richardduffin1) March 24, 2020
Stuck in his way. Too 2 dimensional, “respect the point” mentality meaning defensively, survivalist biased. No time for flair players so you end up with colourless boring predictability.
— Phil Up (@Phil_at98) March 24, 2020
He was brilliant at defending a 1-0 loss
— Roger-J (@Roger_J_coyi) March 24, 2020
Always up for lining his own pocket
— ⚒Grimmer⚒ (@grimmer1895) March 24, 2020
When he stood there laughing when Notts Forest beat us 5-0 that day in the FA cup I could have slapped him 😳
— Charli Deejay (@CharliDJ) March 24, 2020