Gary Neville comments on Sam Allardyce's West Ham future

Sam Allardyce

Gary Neville says West Ham would be mad to ever consider getting rid of Sam Allardyce.

West Ham are flying high in the Premier League table, sitting in fourth position after seven games.

Ahead of Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, the Hammers are enjoying a start to the season beyond even their manager's expectations.

Former Premier League star Gary Neville believes Allardyce's position at West Ham is as a result, more secure than ever before.

He told SkySports: "There's no way they would be getting rid of him. It'd be madness.

"When you look at the pressure on clubs to stay in the Premier League financially, with contracts and with stadium issue. he guarantees Premier League football there."

Neville went onto discuss the way the Hammers are playing more attractive football this season, but warned it may not last.

"Players have enabled him to play more attacking football. West Ham will ditch that style when they go on a bad run, they have to be adaptable."

Ever since Allardyce arrived at West Ham, speculation has existed as to how long he would last, centring on his reputed long-ball playing style.

This season his side are combining more enjoyable football with efficiency, and a look at the table may suggest that perhaps the more exciting football is the reason for their lofty position.

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