Allardyce believes he has had an ‘outstanding’ time with West Ham.
He said: “We’re 11th with 47 points so we’ve got to try and get that 50-point mark and hope it gets us to 10th. Even if it doesn’t it’s still been an outstanding season and for me an outstanding three years back in the Premier League.
“I’ve only had to worry about relegation for about six weeks in three seasons.”
Despite a clear lack of admiration towards Allardyce from large sections of the West Ham fans nowadays, it is hard to deny that he has done a great job at the club.
He oversaw their return to the top flight, and has enjoyed three campaigns in the Premier League, all of which have seen a progression forwards.
There have been close calls with relegation, last season especially, but the club have established themselves in the top division as they look to push towards Europe and a move to the Olympic Stadium.
However, it has not been Allardyce’s league finishes which have brought a lack of faith, but his inability to be progressive with his style of football.
He may be pleased with his outstanding years at the Boleyn Ground, but the fans have had to put up with enduring seasons of poor football, only broken by the occasional spell of classy play.
Allardyce may believe his time at the club has been outstanding, but the fans who have to watch his team play every week clearly feel otherwise.