On this day: West Ham announce Sam Allardyce to remain as manager

Allardyce deflated

A year ago today West Ham decided to keep Sam Allardyce. What will happen a year down the road?

A year ago, on the 20th May 2014, there was plenty going on in the world of football.

Arsenal and Liverpool were reportedly fighting over the signature of Reading's Jordan Obita, Louis van Gaal was said to have £200 million to spend in the summer and Aston Villa released Marc ALbrighton, but gave Alan Hutton and Darren Bent a reprieve.

But the big news from the day came from West Ham United, as the club released a statement confirming Sam Allardyce would stay as first-team boss.

Big Sam staying

A year ago and not much was different at West Ham. The club were still not sure who would lead them into 2014-15, but they confirmed on this day a year ago that Allardyce would be kept on.

A club statement read:

"The Board and Allardyce have held lengthy and detailed discussions on the Club's direction, values and philosophy and a positive way forward for next season has been agreed.

"After listening to feedback from supporters, the Board have insisted on improvements to the set-up of the playing and backroom staff to ensure the team provides more entertainment next season."

Co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold also said on the matter:

"Sam was asked to give us a detailed presentation on his vision for next season and during this he assured us that he can deliver that ethos to West Ham United and we have agreed to support him with the resources that he needs."

A year on and it looks like Allardyce will not be retained this time around. The manager has failed to win over fans at the club and it looks as thought the clock is ticking on his future at Upton Park.

Hopefully a decision will be announced sooner rather than later.

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