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Sam Allardyce: No indication that I will be sacked

Sam Allardyce says he has received no indication that he will be sacked as West Ham manager.

Reports on Thursday suggested that the 59-year-old was set to be axed after the final game of the season at Manchester City on Sunday.

Allardyce, who has faced criticism from fans over the club's progress and style of football this season, revealed that he called co-owner David Sullivan to discuss the rumours.

Sam Allardyce secured West Ham's Premier League survival last week. Credit: PA Wire

"I rang him up and spoke to him about what's been planted around and under those circumstances we just talked about getting together and having our meeting next week," he said.

"The only thing I can say is I spoke to David Sullivan yesterday about us arranging our usual end-of-the-season meeting to go through pre-season and go through budgets and what will happen next season.

"I had no indication that my position is under threat. That's all I know, he's the boss and that's the bottom line for me."

West Ham must evolve 'to move onto next level'

Sam Allardyce says "underachieving" West Ham will need to evolve if the club are to "move onto the next level" next season.

The east London side finished 10th in their first season back in the Premier League but have struggled for long periods this term.

Sam Allardyce admits his side have underachieved this season. Credit: PA Wire

Speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to West Brom, Allardyce said: "Last season was an over achievement and I think this season has been an under achievement up to now.

"The players and I are always learning and always know that we have to try to develop the team and move onto the next level. To change, but not change too much.

"You have to get value for money and quality players that are better than you have already got, that is just the process of this business if you want to improve and get better."


West Ham boss fined over ref comment

Sam Allardyce has been fined £8,000 by the FA. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association for a media comment he made after the Hammers' FA Cup third-round replay against Manchester United.

The 58-year-old was charged for questioning the integrity of officials or implying that they were motivated by bias.


Allardyce charged by FA

Sam Allardyce made comments about the refereeing after Wednesday's game. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Ham Manager Sam Allardyce has been charged by the Football Association following comments he made after the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday. He complained that his side had not been given a penalty for handball and said referee Phil Dowd "couldn't find the courage to give it".

The FA have charged him with questioning the integrity of match officials. Allardyce has until Wednesday to respond to the charge.