Sam Allardyce made his return back to the Premier League, although coming back to try and save Leeds has been proven to be difficult as their relegation looks likely.
Former West Ham manager Allardyce spent four seasons with the East London club and has now returned to the Premier League with Leeds, as he attempts to save their poor season in a last minute turnaround. With Allardyce only being appointed earlier this month, this left him with four games to secure Premier League safety.
However, this has not quite gone to plan, with Leeds only being able to pick up one point in their last three games. Going forward into their last game they will need to beat Tottenham Hotspur this weekend whilst also hoping that Bournemouth beat Everton and our Hammers take the points at the King Power Stadium.
Allardyce made the trip back to his former club last Sunday, although it was West Ham that managed to take home the three points from a 3-1 win. This loss makes Leeds even more unlikely to survive their relegation, but the whites are hoping that this weekends results can fall in their favour.
Sam Allardyce was put in place as a short term manager in the hopes of some good results, and he has now spoken out on his future with the club. He still remains fairly private on the situation but the Leeds manager believes the club turned to him after his success with the hammers.
“I’ll tell you if I’m here or not. I won’t tell you now. It’s private,” Allardyce explained, speaking after the defeat against West Ham. “It didn’t take me long to work it out, when you have 1155 games.”
“I sorted this club [West Ham] out when I came, I’ve sorted a few other clubs out. The experience is all there to know what is wrong and what is right and what you have to put right.” he added.
“So if at the end of the season whatever discussion we have, we’ll have that discussion.”
Written by Katie Vine