Karren Brady offers her opinion on Sam Allardyce ahead of West Ham return

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

Karren Brady wants to see West Ham beat Sam Allardyce's Sunderland today.

West Ham United's vice-chairman Karren Brady has told The Sun that she thinks any Hammers fan that doesn't appreciate Sam Allardyce is 'out of order'.

Allardyce bring his Sunderland side to Upton Park later this afternoon, desperately seeking points in the Black Cats' battle against relegation.

However, the big talking point going into the game is Allardyce's return to face his former club, nine months after leaving West Ham at the end of last season.

Allardyce spent four years as West Ham manager, immediately taking the club back to the Premier League following their relegation in 2011, and then re-established them as a solid, mid-table top flight club.

However, fans grew tired of Allardyce's style of football, and most agreed that it was time for him to go at the end of his contract back in May, and he was then replaced by Slaven Bilic, who has become one of the most popular West Ham managers in some time.

Now though, fans will get to see Allardyce once again as he makes his final trip to Upton Park, with a warm reception expected for 'Big Sam'.

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has now had her say on Allardyce, telling The Sun that she hopes Hammers fans give him a strong welcome back to East London, and also wants to see the Sunderland boss do well - but just not today as West Ham look for a vital three points.

"Sam Allardyce was the doctor West Ham badly needed five seasons ago and I am sure our supporters are grateful to him," said Brady. "Anyone who does not respect that is out of order. He’s back at Upton Park tomorrow for the first time since we parted. We wish him well — except in this game," she added.

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