Kevin Davies urges West Ham to stand by Sam Allardyce

Kevin Davies believes West Ham United would be wise to give their full backing to Sam Allardyce despite their poor form

Sam Allardyce
West Ham are currently 17th in Premier League Photo: Back Page Images

Kevin Davies believes West Ham United would be wise to give their full backing to Sam Allardyce, despite the Hammers’ poor recent form.

The east London side are 17th in the Premier League table and only above the relegation zone on goal difference after a run of four defeats in five games.

And Davies, who worked under Allardyce during his seven-year spell in charge of Bolton Wanderers, feels that the 59-year-old is the right man to guide the Hammers back up the table.

“I wouldn’t like to see Sam leave West Ham,” Davies told talkSPORT.

“I think Blackburn and Newcastle both regretted getting rid of him at the time they did, so early into his job, because I how he works and what he brings to a side.

“You speak to any player who has played under Sam, regardless of whether they have been in the squad or not, they’ve had nothing but good things to say about him, they’ve loved playing for him because he knows how to get the best out of players.

“He’s a fantastic man, a fantastic manager to work under and he is capable of getting results anywhere, so I hope West Ham start getting good results soon for Sam’s sake.

“Depending on how Andy Carroll gets on, they certainly need to get someone in over January, maybe someone like Jermain Defoe. They need a goalscorer desperately.”

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