Sam Allardyce has said that he wants to stay on as West Brom manager post relegation subject to agreement of certain ‘terms’ at the end of the season.
West Brom who sit in 19th place, 11 points from safety, could have their future decided within the next few days.
While there’s an air of optimism in Big Sam’s pressers, even he knows that it’ll take more than a miracle to stay up.
Once relegation is confirmed, he expects the club to make a rapid decision and arrive at a mutual consensus with them before continuing to work at the Hawthorns Stadium.
Speaking to the press about the job and his future post relegation, Allardyce said, as quoted by The Daily Mirror, “The first two months are always hell but working through the hell is what it’s all about. We try and do it the best we can.
“Hopefully I am staying, absolutely certain, if we can pull off this miracle and stay in the Premier League.
“Otherwise it depends on what we can come together on and what we can agree in terms of what we need to get back in the Premier League at the first time of asking.
“I don’t think there will be any hesitation from both of us [the owners and he] in sitting down for a couple of hours and ripping right through where we are and what we need to do.”
Right man for the job
While Allardyce may not have delivered on what he’s best at, which is to avoid relegation, he’s certainly brought about a positive vibe around the team.
The side are rejuvenated, look more organised, and are picking up vital points and causing the occasional upset on the way, something that wasn’t seen in the first half of the season.
In terms of keeping us up, yes, it’s been a failure, but not a colossal one where he’s had to abandon his tactics for a new blueprint.
There’s been consistency in the style and manner of play and if the club match his ambitions for next season, we should be back in the top flight in the summer of 2022.
His contract does give him an opt-out option which is triggered on relegation, but as of now, it doesn’t look like he’s keen on doing that.
Like most of the fans and players, he believes in what he’s doing at the Hawthorns and believes he’s the man to bring us back to the Premier League.
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