West Ham and manager Sam Allardyce parted ways this week as the club seek the excitement of a fresh relegation battle, co-owner David Gold confirmed today.
After four seasons of stability under the brutish Allardyce, or Large Sam as he’s known, Gold and his partners David Sullivan and Karen Brady are said to be looking for a little more detriment and nervousness that only a brush with financial and sporting capitulation can bring.
“Premier League stability is all well and good,” said Gold. “But sometimes you need more. We’re moving to a new stadium and we have to think about filling it. West Ham are a big club and big clubs need big games. Games don’t come much bigger than final day of the season relegation deciders.”
West Ham’s decision has been praised by fellow Premier League club owners for its stunning lack of foresight.
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