This comes after Lepkowski recently co-hosted the latest episode of West Brom-themed podcast The Liquidator where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the club, including their recent 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
On the subject of Allardyce and whether or not he should be in charge of the club next season, Lepkowski had this to say on the matter. (3.29)
He said: “What I will say is that I think in this three-week period where we have no game, I think the decision needs to come now in this three-week period.
“If he’s staying, okay, we invest and show conviction in addressing that and taking the club forward with him as manager. If he is to go, then that decision also needs to be made in this period so that the club can address what needs to be done and move on from now until the end of the season and start planning for next.
“What I don’t want is to see the team or the club meandering to relegation with a manager who may or may not leave in the summer.”
Allardyce was named as West Brom’s manager on an 18-month contract earlier this season in December after their previous boss Slaven Bilic was sacked due to a disappointing start to their Premier League campaign.
TIF Thoughts on Chris Lepkowski’s comments on Allardyce and his future at West Brom…
Given how Allardyce has failed to move West Brom out of 18th place in the Premier League table since his arrival at The Hawthorns, it seems increasingly likely that they will end up being relegated to the Championship by the end of the season unless he can get them on a consistent run of winning results before then.
Would you be confident of Allardyce taking West Brom back up if they got relegated?
If West Brom do get relegated and it’s decided that Allardyce will stay on as their manager, the fact that he has racked up a decent win ratio during the games he’s managed in the Championship, as well as winning every Championship playoff game he’s taken charge of, this could put him and the club in a good position to make their way back to the Premier League in the following year.