Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills praised Sam Allardyce on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT last Friday morning (February 26) for signing good players for West Ham United.
Allardyce, who is now in charge of Sunderland, was the manager of West Ham for four years from 2011 until the end of the 2014-15 season.
“West Ham have done incredibly well, and you have to say there’s an awful lot of credit that Sam Allardyce deserves for that, started really last season with that recruitment policy,” said Mills.
“Some of the players that he brought in were fantastic, the likes of Sakho and Valencia that he plucked from nowhere effectively and were fantastic signings.”
The Englishman’s playing style was not pretty or entertaining, and that is the main reason why many West Ham fans were not sad to see him leave.
The Hammers are playing much better football under new boss Slaven Bilic this season, but it was Allardyce who laid the foundations for it with a strong defensive set-up.
Bilic was brought in the summer to take the London outfit to the next level, and so far things are looking good.
West Ham are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 43 points from 27 matches.