Steve Madeley notices change in Big Sam attitude as he shares update on future

Sam Allardyce has revealed a decision will be made about his future as West Brom manager before the final match of the season against Leeds.

According to The Athletic journalist Steve Madeley, the Albion boss was visibly dejected in his press conference today (Friday), with Big Sam apparently still yet to overcome last week’s relegation.

Allardyce signed an 18-month deal when he joined last December but has a clause to cancel it since the Baggies have gone down.

Madeley tweeted, “In his pre-match press conference, Sam Allardyce says there will be a decision about his future before the final game of the season at Leeds. He is clearly very down.”

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Allardyce clearly arrived at The Hawthorns with a big ambition – to keep us up.

His failure to achieve that goal and suffer relegation for the first time in his career is naturally difficult for him to take, but he should not be too down.

He has done a decent job with us in difficult circumstances, taking over a squad that had forgotten how to win and how to keep clean sheets.

We improved under his stewardship and with good recruitment in the summer we have a very strong chance of promotion under him, perhaps better than Chris Wilder or Michael Appleton – those two have also been linked over the past few weeks.

Big Sam’s reputation has probably taken a bit of a blow too so he should be keen to bounce back, and his best chance of doing that is by staying with us and guiding us back to the Premier League.

We hope he decides to stay, therefore, but we feel it could depend on the assurances he gets from the board regarding budgets.

In other West Brom news, Jeff Stelling has predicted the result of Albion’s clash v Liverpool.

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