Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer’s warning to West Ham United

Former Southampton and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer suggests that West Ham United should hand manager Sam Allardyce a new contract.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has written in The Sun about a mistake West Ham United are reportedly about to make in the summer.

Manager Sam Allardyce is out of contract with the Hammers at the end of the season, and no new deal is in place.

According to The Daily Mail, the Premier League outfit are already drawing up a long list of potential new managers to succeed the Englishman.

Former Southampton and England international striker Shearer seems to suggest that it would be a mistake if West Ham do not retain the services of Allardyce beyond the summer.

“It now looks increasingly likely Sam Allardyce will not have his contract renewed,” the 44-year-old wrote in The Sun. “But West Ham fans need to be careful what they wish for.

“There are not many teams Big Sam has left that have gone on to bigger and better things — just look at the state of Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn. Hammers fans need reminding the grass is not always greener.”

Should Sam Allardyce be given a new contract?

Allardyce has done a truly brilliant job at West Ham, taking the club back to the Premier League after relegation to the Championship and then making them competitive.

The Hammers are having a remarkable campaign and could qualify for next season’s Europa League, maybe even the Champions League.

West Ham’s football this season has also been entertaining, but perhaps the club bosses want someone who can take the team to a higher level.

The London outfit are very ambitious, and maybe Allardyce is not the manager who can help them become regular contenders for a top-four or top-five finish.

It will be interesting to see who West Ham go for if indeed they do not renew Allardyce’s contract at the end of the season.

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