West Ham announce Sam Allardyce decision; Jack Sullivan and ex-Hammer react

Allardyce deflated

Sam Allardyce will not be the West Ham United manager next season.

West Ham United have announced on their official website that Sam Allardyce’s contract will not be renewed.

Allardyce’s current deal with the Premier League outfit runs out in the summer, and it has been declared that he will leave the club.

“West Ham United will begin the search for a new manager after the club decided not to renew the contract of Sam Allardyce following the conclusion of the 2014/15 season,” reads a statement on the club’s official website.

“The Board has already compiled a shortlist of replacements for Allardyce and will be making significant transfer funds available for the successful candidate,” added the statement.

Allardyce was appointed the Hammers boss in the summer of 2011 following the relegation of the London club from the Premier League.

The Englishman took West Ham back to the top flight of English top flight and consolidated their place in the Premier League.

However, it seems that Allardyce has not done enough to convince the West Ham board to give him a new deal.

It is also interesting to note that West Ham have already drawn up a shortlist of managerial candidates, which suggests that the board had made up their mind about Allardyce for some time.

Following the announcement, West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan’s son Jack made the following post on Twitter:

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker and former West Ham striker Dean Ashton also posted their thoughts on Twitter:

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