Sam Allardyce won’t stay at The Hawthorns past the end of this season, according to a section of West Brom fans on Twitter.
Albion hired Allardyce to succeed Slaven Bilic as manager in December but results since have hardly improved and the club still seems nailed on to be relegated from the Premier League.
Allardyce’s contract at The Hawthorns runs until the end of next season and there’s a lot of debate about whether or not he’ll want to stay should the Baggies get relegated.
Big Sam hasn’t exactly helped quell speculation with his latest comments either.
As quoted by the Express & Star, the West Brom manager said: “I don’t know what will happen to me — I can’t say that yet.
“But hopefully I’ll be smiling at the end of the season. As difficult as it looks, it’s still my desire be sat here next season saying ‘wow – how did we do that?’ I’m still optimistic we can give it a go.”
West Brom fans have caught onto Allardyce’s comments and many of them believe the ex-England boss won’t be in charge at the Black Country club next term.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
He needs to be gone ASAP 🚪
— Kevin Atton (A1339217) (@kevatton) February 23, 2021
He will go
— Tyrell (@tyrellb04) February 23, 2021
Let’s hope not
— Nick Aston MBA FRAeS🇬🇧RN Veteran (@NickAston6) February 23, 2021
Not sure we'd be able to afford him next season. I personally dont see him leaving before the end of the season unless it starts going really bad again as he's just got his new players and improvements are showing.
— Jay Salmon (@JamesSalmWBA) February 23, 2021
And endure another season of watching our midfield cross the halfway line to turn back, pass it back to our defence who will then lump it long to their centre halves/keeper/out of touch…?? Nah, I'm good thanks.
— Baggie for life (@JonnyThrostle) February 23, 2021
I think he’ll go, not sure he’ll fancy a blast in the Champ.
— John Russell (@Baggiejohn1) February 23, 2021
He will walk.👋🤔
— Kayt (@kt1465) February 23, 2021
It’s hard to tell what will happen with Allardyce.
He’s won promotion from the Championship before so does the club stick with him and aim to get back up straight away? Or do they sack him for ultimately failing in his aim to keep the club in the Premier League?
Or, does Big Sam walk away because he doesn’t fancy a season in the second-tier?
There are a lot of questions so we’ll have to see.
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