Paul Robinson: I can't see how West Ham are going to get any further

Sam Allardyce

Soon to be ex-Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson has questioned West Ham's decision to move on from Sam Allardyce.

Soon to be ex-Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he feels West Ham United have made a mistake over Sam Allardyce.

The Hammers were quick to announce last weekend that a search was underway to find a new manager for the club, with Allardyce not offered the chance to stay on at Upton Park ahead of next season.

Robinson feels that the new manager coming in is going to face a real challenge to transform the squad to get more out of the team in the Premier League than Allardyce could manage.

“I worked with him at Blackburn and he’s the best man manager that I’ve ever worked for to get the best out of players. If he had a team full of excellent players they would play a different style of football – I can’t see how by changing the manager they’re going to get any further,” he said.

The new Hammers boss coming in faces a real challenge to attract the calibre of players needed to nudge the club up the table and towards the top six.

The club’s qualification for the Europa League will definitely help because the platform of playing any form of European football gives the Hammers an advantage against some of their rivals who may be in for the same players.

If the man coming in is given the cash and gets the higher calibre of players into the squad, West Ham have a good chance of progressing and consolidating as a top eight side in the Premier League before the move to the Olympic Stadium.

However, that’s only part of the challenge and a good start is going to be crucial next season because fans will not hold back if the club encounters a difficult patch of form.

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