It’s unclear whether Allardyce is going to be kept on at West Ham ahead of next season and he’s suggested that the situation is similar to the one he found himself in two years ago.
“I am doing what I did here in year two, my contract was running out then, we overachieved that year,” he said.
“At the end of the season we will look at the squad and say ‘it is capable of this, but not able to sustain that’.”
The difference for West Ham from two years ago, is that back then the Olympic Stadium and what the club could be capable of were a distant possibility.
How, it’s been confirmed that the Hammers will move into the new ground after their final season at Upton Park next year.
The possibilities of what the move could mean for West Ham are endless and a number of financial benefits could be created.
The doubt over whether Allardyce is the right man to take West Ham forward comes in terms of his style.
He knows how to get results in the Premier League but there is a very realistic notion that his style as a manager could prevent the club from being able to sign some of the players who could push the Hammers towards European football and keep them there.
If he’s given the chance and backed in the same way he was two years ago, it will be interesting to see who Allardyce targets to go after.