Murphy: QPR should move for West Ham’s Sam Allardyce as manager

Danny Murphy believes the Premier League strugglers would do well to appoint Sam Allardyce as manager.

Allardyce is currently performing above expectations with West Ham United, looking on course for a top half finish - and maybe even a place in next season’s Europa League.

And with QPR recently losing Harry Redknapp with the club in the midst of a relegation battle, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has told talkSPORT that the R’s could do much worse than move for Allardyce.

Although it seems strange that the coach would even consider a move to the team who are struggling to retain their tip flight status, the Hammers have yet to open contract negotiations with Allardyce, and with his current deal expiring this summer, he could be looking to move away from the Boleyn Ground. Obviously, such a decision will likely depend on how the remainder of their season pans out, but, if he misses out on European qualification, he may be keen on taking on a new challenge.

It seems unwise that the Hammers have yet to tie Allardyce down to a new deal - with his style of play winning plaudits, as well as points this term - and Murphy has told talkSPORT that QPR should take a chance on the 60-year-old, with his record in Premier League management.

“The reasons why he hasn’t got a contract so far are not in the public domain and I think it is a strange one to be honest,” the former Spurs and Liverpool star said. “I personally think what he has done at West Ham this season has been brilliant.

“He has adapted a little bit the way they play, he mixes it up nicely now, has made some brilliant signings, the club is moving forward - why would you want to change the management?”

When asked if he would be a good appointment for QPR, the midfielder replied: “Yeah. Why not? He is proven at keeping teams in the Premier league.

“Would he leave West Ham to go to QPR? I’m not sure, but anybody who is fighting down the bottom would do well getting a better appointment than Big Sam.”

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