The former West Ham boss has been compared to 'a crazy ex who still secretly loves' the club.
Sam Allardyce? Well, he's just a puzzle, isn't he?
But, no, the 60-year-old has chosen one of West Ham's finest moments in recent history after their 2-0 win at Arsenal to hit back at the club who, if we are being 100 per cent factual, decided not to extend the contract of an under-performing manager who had either taken an early holiday or simply lost his way completely halfway through the campaign.
Allardyce's achievements at West Ham were admirable in getting them to where they needed to go. But Big Sam's tendency to throw his hands up and call it a day once the Hammers were mathematically safe season after season meant the club needed a change.
That's not to mention the discontent among fans after some very clear favouritism with his team selection, an inability to blood the club's youth and an ultra-defensive approach time after time. How on Earth he could have come to the conclusion that West Ham were 'ungrateful,' then, many will never know.
And the Hammers faithful have duly reacted to his misguided comments on Twitter...
Dear Sam Allardyce, Thanks,I guess..? Now if we can stop hearing from you, we'd all be genuinely grateful. Bye! Love and kisses, #WHUFC— Madmartigan (@mattwebb1982) August 14, 2015
"Ooooh my name is Sam Allardyce, I'm feeling unloved..Will someone give me a cuddle and tell me that I done a good job?" PATHETIC #whufc— Angry Bilic (@AngryBilic) August 14, 2015
Big Sam is saying the owners were ungrateful. He needs to face up to the fact that he wasn't good enough and move on. #COYI— Elliot Meredew (@elliotm39) August 13, 2015
Sam allardyce has got some front " ungrateful west ham " he did the job asked of him and got well paid , he wasn't sacked , move on #whufc— Bob Clark (@bobclark56) August 14, 2015
I find it strange that Allardyce failed to mention West Ham winning just 3 times in the last (!) 21 league games of his reign.— Vinny Ryan (@vinnywhufc) August 14, 2015
Allardyce is like that crazy ex who still secretly loves you yet slags you off all the time.— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) August 14, 2015
Sam Allardyce on Bilić "Slaven Bilić has no chance matching the achievements I made at West Ham" ok mate we will see— Adam Loveday (@adam_whufc_) August 14, 2015