The future of Sam Allardyce as the head coach of West Ham remains unclear as there are a few meetings which are expected to place in the next few days or even weeks concerning the future of Allardyce and Stewart Downing is hoping that the English coach remains in his current position for the years to come.
“I hope that performance puts to bed all the speculation about the manager. When you lose games, the manager takes most of the criticism but I think he’s handled it really well, in difficult circumstances at times. “We would love him to stay, he’s part of the reason why I came to the club but obviously the owners make all those decisions’’.
“I am sure Sam will be looking at additions to the squad but when everyone is fit we’re a decent team as it is. Against the best teams they will make mistakes if you press them and we did that well against Spurs. That has to be the platform for next season and we can’t just do it every now and again otherwise we will be in trouble again.” Downing stated.
The future of a few players of the squad is also expected to be discussed during these meetings with Sam Allardyce having to decide on whether or not Joe Cole, Jack Collison, Matt Taylor and George McCartney remain in the club despite having their contracts expiring in the upcoming few days.
Rumors have been building up linking the former coach of Ac.Milan, Massimiliano Allegri as a possible candidate of taking up the coaching position of West Ham if Sam Allardyce does indeed get sacked and removed from his role in the Premier League club.