So it didn’t take Sam Allardyce long to pipe up and start criticising the club – but he’s certainly picked a strange time to do it.
You always felt that he’d start piping up if we were ever in a bad bit of form and struggling for results this season. But he’s decided to have a dig at the club after his successor did what Allardyce couldn’t do – beat Arsenal.
It’s not surprising that he’s become vocal about the way he left the club, but the way he’s gone about it has angered West Ham fans.
It was made very clear by the club and Big Sam that not renewing his contract this summer was a mutual decision, both parties publicly admitted that the time was right to move on.
But now he appears to have made a u-turn on that announcement and has labelled our great club’s owners as “ungrateful.”
He told Sky Sports: “The ‘West Ham Way’ is obviously not winning every week, like I tried to do.
“I did everything they asked for and they wanted more, and I found that extremely ungrateful in terms of what I’d done for them.
“They thought we could get into and thought they might be able to get to a cup final, and that wasn’t in the format of the job description when I started.
“I don’t take kindly to people who don’t appreciate what you do for them.”
What a load of rubbish. Tried to win every week!? Are you sure, Sam? I think you’re telling porkies.
Trying to win is replacing a midfielder with another midfielder, not a striker, when you’re 2-0 up at White Hart Lane. Trying to win is not throwing several inexperienced teenagers in to an FA Cup third round tie and expect them to get you a result. Trying to win is not sitting back on a one goal lead and instead going for a second, third or even fourth! If you want to see what trying to win looks like, Sam, take a look at West Ham at Arsenal last weekend. That’s trying to win!
Anyway, here’s what Hammers fans felt about Allardyce’s comments on Twitter…
Knew it wouldn't be long til Big Fat Sam piped up!
— ⚒Matt Keena⚒ (@MattyKeena82) August 14, 2015
I think FatSam has forget the money he was on,one of the best paid managers around,yes we did want more from him….#deludedcunt
— Terry Crocker⚒⚒ (@CornishHammer67) August 14, 2015
Come Saturday, when fat Sam Allardyce was gaffer, I used to consider.. Should I watch the Hammers today… Or should I just slash my wrists?
— Then Like My Dreams⚒ (@neilo_westham) August 14, 2015
FAT SAM "'The West Ham Way' is obviously not winning every week, like I tried to do! Like in the last 20 odd games you Useless muppet !!!
— john richardson (@bobbymooreisgod) August 13, 2015
Before, I liked Big Sam and thought he was a good coach that was simply no longer right for West Ham. Now, I think I don't like him at all.
— Timothy Poole (@TimPooleSport) August 14, 2015
If you're not thankful for the things Big Sam did actually do for us, you're a complete lemon. Problem was, he couldn't take us any further.
— . (@AranNicolWHUFC) August 14, 2015
Big Sam claims the owners are ungrateful since they asked him to keep trying to build from current success. Isn't that how life works?
— RAHN JAMES (@RAHNJames) August 14, 2015
we should of kept big sam we were lucky on Sunday were gonna struggle to stay up and Leicester are gonna beat us 2-0 do 1 u Pratt
— bill (@BillyBillysitek) August 13, 2015
So Allardyce is bragging about getting us into Europe through fair play and acting as if it was all down to him that we qualified for it
— West Ham Stuff ⚒ (@WestHamStuff) August 14, 2015
In business never slag off previous employer because future employer wont appreciate it # ALLARDYCE
— kevin mitchell (@ickleton) 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
We've probably got a few more annoying Allardyce comments coming up in next few weeks building to release of his his autobiography.
— Mark Harrison (@MarkHarrison23) 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
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
Allardyce calling the board ungrateful after being sacked. Funny that I thought he said in his TV interview that it was a mutual decision?!
— Talkin Bollox (@TalkinBollox) August 14, 2015
Allardyce is genuinely quite deluded about his own ability as a manager.
— Darcy (@DarcyCocks) August 14, 2015
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