Tensions between Sam Allardyce and the West Ham board continue to rise.
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With tensions between West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce and the club’s board continuing to rise, the Daily Mail are reporting that the Hammers could wield the axe on their manager before the season even kicks off.
Allardyce and the club’s hierarchy are reportedly at the centre of a huge dispute over the future of young midfielder Ravel Morrison, who drifted out of the team under Allardyce last season despite some sparkling early performances.
Couple this with the expensive signing of striker Andy Carroll, who continues to struggle for fitness, a move which was criticised by the board this week, it is clear that a rift has opened up with regards to the club’s transfer policy.
The Mail report does suggest that the Hammers had been willing to give the former Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United manager the first two months of the season to convince them that he was the man for the job, but it now seems as though they may pay off Allardyce before their opening match of the new campaign.
Allardyce has now been at Upton Park for three seasons, during which time he led the Hammers back to the Premier League at the first time of asking following a harsh sacking at Blackburn Rovers.
The often uneasy relationship between him and the fans deteriorated last season, however, with the club hammered in the FA Cup at Nottingham Forest, flirting relegation and criticised for a dull style of football.