West Bromwich Albion journalist Joe Masi has been sharing his thoughts on Baggies manager Sam Allardyce and his future at the Midlands club.
On the subject of Allardyce, his future at the club and his relationship with the West Brom fans, Masi had this to say on the matter. (12.33)
He said: “I truly believe Allardyce wants to stay as Albion manager. I think the board want him to stay. I think they can see the progress that’s been made and I think there’s a desire for them to see him say, but Allardyce as manager has to be sold to fans based on what happens over the next six games and the mood in football changes so quickly.
“His relationship with the fans wasn’t great, he built it back up again, but it’s taken another knock hasn’t it because of Leicester, I don’t really think it should, but it has and if you then go and get beat comprehensively by Villa and you then go and get beat comprehensively by Wolves, I don’t know how many people are going to be calling for Allardyce in like they are at the moment.”
Allardyce was appointed as West Brom’s manager on an 18-month deal back in December after Slaven Bilic was sacked due to a disappointing run of results during the start of their Premier League campaign.
TIF Thoughts on Joe Masi’s comments on Allardyce…
Given the fact that West Brom have failed to move from 19th place in the league table since Allardyce took over despite winning their two previous league games prior to their recent 3-0 defeat against Leicester City as Masi mentioned in the podcast, it’s understandable why some Baggies fans may not be convinced that Allardyce is the right man to manage the team.
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Moving forward, if Allardyce can somehow manage to keep West Brom in the Premier League for next season, this would surely give any doubting Baggies fans the feeling that he has what it takes to be their manager and maybe even progress them further as a club.
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