The press seem to be after big Sam Allardyce, as West Ham continue to struggle and slipped to 3rd bottom in the league table, after yesterday’s 3-1 home loss to Newcastle, and there are even suggestion that Alan Pardew could return to his former club.
Sam Allardyce at yesterday’s game
But why would Alan Pardew want to leave Newcastle, after he had the team in 5th place in the league in 2o12, the highest we have finished since the great Sir Bobby Robson was managing the club in 2004.
Alan was also the first Newcastle manager ever to win the Premier League Manager of the Season and the LMA Manager of the Season after we finished in 5th place two years ago.
And why would Alan want to leave a Newcastle side who could be pushing for a second top five finish in two years if we have a good run-in, to manage a club who are fighting relegation?
It just doesn’t make too much sense to us, and that’s not to criticize West Ham United, who are a great club and have terrific fans.
And even if the Hammers were to offer Pardew a fantastic compensation package, and a big bonus if he were to keep them in the PL this season, we’d be surprised if Alan would be interested,
It seems the speculation is being fueled by Alan being close friends with David Gold, West Ham’s co-owner with David Sullivan , and of course Alan managed the club between 2003 and 2006
Of course, all this is assuming that Sam Allardyce will be fired, but the Hammers best chance for survival is to keep the experienced former Newcastle manager at the helm, and have the Board support him.
That would be their best chance of surviving this season.
What do you think?
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