David Gold responds to fan criticism, as BBC pundit urges Allardyce stay

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The West Ham co-owner took to Twitter, while Jason Roberts made the case for Big Sam on Match of the Day.

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has taken to Twitter to respond to supporter criticism.

Gold was accused of ignoring a series of complaints from fans on social media but hit back by insisting the east London club's fans do matter.

The criticism stemmed from West Ham's failure to resolve the future of their current manager Sam Allardyce - or, alternatively, arrange a replacement for him for next season.

But Gold attempted to ensure supporters the board only have the best interests of the club at heart.

Meanwhile, pundit Jason Roberts feels West Ham should stick with 60-year-old Allardyce next season, according to BBC Football.

Contrary to what seems to be the majority view, Roberts has taken a 'better the devil you know' stance, arguing that Big Sam has delivered everything asked of him during his time so far at Upton Park.

Indeed, Roberts told Match of the Day 2: “I’d stick with Sam. He’s done everything they’ve asked for. He’s taken them up, kept them up and could keep them in the top 10. Better the devil you know."

After another limp performance at Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, West Ham sit 10th in the Premier League table but are now only a point above 11th-placed Crystal Palace - and just two above 12th-placed Everton.

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