West Ham star: Why it would be a 'shame' to see Allardyce leave

Sam Allardyce

James Collins has admitted that it would be disappointing to see Sam Allardyce leave West Ham.

Allardyce is out of contract at the end of this season, and James Collins has told the London Evening Standard why it would be a ‘shame’ to see him leave the club.

It was the English boss who brought Collins back to the Boleyn Ground in 2012, and he has been a key member of the Hammers back-line since then.

With over 70 appearances to his name in his second spell in East London, the Welsh centre-back, 31, is similarly out of contract - at the end of next season, admittedly - and he will likely be offered a new deal.

The same can not be said for Allardyce.

With his deal running out in the coming months, the 60-year-old coach has yet to be offered a new deal, and it appears as if the club management are opening up the possibility of bringing in a replacement in the summer.

The likes of Marcelo Bielsa, Slaven Bilic and David Moyes are on the club’s shortlist for potential coaches, as per the Daily Mail, and with every passing week without a new deal Allardyce’s departure looks more likely.

However, Collins does not want to see the former Bolton and Newcastle man leave the club, as it was Allardyce who showed the faith in him to bring him back to the Boleyn Ground.

“He’s a very professional guy, he prepares us well for every game,” the Welsh international said. “From a personal view I think we’ve had a tremendous season and it would be shame to see him go because he brought me back to the club and showed great faith in me.”

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