At the end of last season it looked for all the world that Sam Allardyce would be on his way out of West Ham United. The former Bolton Wanderers boss had seemingly alienated too many fans and the owners, presumably fearing the supporters were going to vote with their feet and not renew their season tickets, seemed certain to make a change.
Well, all I can say is what a difference six months have made! A host of new signings have reinvigorated the team and the side are now playing some of the best football we have seen at Upton Park since Harry Redknapp was in charge.
The question now is what to do about Big Sam’s contract. His deal expires at the end of this season and I can easily see him signing an extension if resuts keep coming.
We have one more year until we move to the Olympic Stadium and clearly it is vital we are in the Premier League when we move in.
Allardyce is far from perfect but I doubt we’d ever go down with him in charge. It could be a case of when rather than if a new deal is penned.