Nene on West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce

Allardyce deflated

Nene is impressed with West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce.

West Ham United winger Nene has been singing the praises of manager Sam Allardyce in The London Evening Standard.

The 33-year-old joined the Premier League outfit on a free transfer in February, and is scheduled to remain with the Hammers until the end of the season.

The former Paris Saint-Germain star has made only two league appearances, and he seems to be happy working with Allardyce.

“He is a demanding manager,” Nene told The London Evening Standard. “He has an English style, a tough guy, which I find good. Every training session he demands a lot from the players.

“That is good for us never relaxing and giving our best everyday. I need more time to get to know him better.

“But the first impressions are very good. He seems not only a good manager but also a great person and a competent professional.”

Allardyce’s current contract with West Ham runs out at the end of the season, and no deal is in place at the moment.

The club and the manager will discuss terms in the summer, but it seems that the players are in favour of the Englishman remaining at the Boleyn Ground beyond the summer.

The question is whether Allardyce can take West Ham to the next level. The Hammers are a very ambitious club and have plans to play in Europe in the coming years, and the 60-year-old’s past record does not match that.

West Ham were looking good for a top-five finish in the Premier League earlier this season, but now they would have to settle for a mid-table spot.

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