Sam Allardyce shares what he doesn't think West Ham United's board realised about Manuel Pellegrini

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on December 23, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has already been frustrated in the transfer window.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Sam Allardyce has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 12th June, that he doesn’t think West Ham United’s board knew what Manuel Pellegrini was like in the transfer market, prior to him taking the job.

Pellegrini has already been knocked back in his attempts to sign some of his targets for West Ham.

And although David Gold and David Sullivan have both confirmed that the Hammers will spend big this summer, Allardyce has suggested that they may not have realised the calibre of players Pellegrini would target.

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of Manchester City acknowledges the fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on May 8, 2016 in...

Allardyce said: “I’m not so sure that David Sullivan and David Gold realise what a manager like him would do. He will find the best players and want the best players to come to the club, which will cost them money.”

West Ham are currently linked with Lazio winger Felipe Anderson, who would be an impressive addition at the London Stadium.

The Hammers only other signing so far this summer has been to bring in Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer, after his contract at Fulham expired.

Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground on January 23, 2016 in...

Pellegrini is expected to make major changes at West Ham this summer, to ensure they improve on last season’s finish.

The Hammers spent most of last term battling against relegation, but have expressed ambitions to be challenging for a spot in Europe next term.

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