“Everyone loves him,” the English international said. “Everyone loves the training and the routine we are in. I am sure all the lads want him to stay next season.”
Allardyce’s future is still not decided, and he is to sit down with club chiefs at the end of the campaign to discuss whether he is deserving of a contract extension.
If these discussions were held in January, it would have been hard to look past the 60-year-old as the man to lead the East London club, with Allardyce having his squad play attacking football to lead them into the top four.
However, just two wins in 2015 have seen the club lose all chance of European football, and even their top 10 placing has come under threat.
This decline in form - maybe due to the pressure on Allardyce’s head - has made him keeping his job almost untenable, and it would now be no surprise to see him depart the club in the summer.
From the outside, this looks like it could be the correct decision, but as Allardyce built this side who performed so admirably, it could have a dreadful effect on the players.
He is clearly well liked by many of the players, and any new coach would have to come in and win people over who signed for the club under the former Bolton boss.
This is the problem that exists with Allardyce’s potential departure, and with Carroll pleading to see him stay for another year, maybe the Hammers chiefs should reconsider their stance on Allardyce’s future.