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Allardyce on West Ham chief Brady: 'She's wrong!'

Sam Allardyce says vice-chairman Karen Brady was wrong to suggest West Ham have been under-performing in recent weeks after the Hammers beat Sunderland 1-0.

Big Sam doesn't believe West Ham have been under-peforming. Credit: PA

With Allardyce's West Ham future still very up in the air heading into this evening's Premier League at Upton Park, Brady said:

"The fact is that West Ham are underachieving and it is Sam Allardyce's task to identify the reason and rectify it. He would wish it no other way."

But Allardyce does not agree, explaining to Sky Sports this evening:

She's wrong. She's wrong in what she's saying. Under-performing? No. Should we have got more results than we have? Yes.

– West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

Karren Brady and Stuart Rose among new working peers

Karren Brady holding her CBE. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Businesswoman Karren Brady and former Marks & Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose are among 12 new Conservative working peers appointed by David Cameron, Downing Street said.

Former Marks and Spencer boss Stuart Rose. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Businesswoman Brady recognised in New Year Honours

Karren Brady has been awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship and women in business. Credit: PA Wire

The Apprentice star Karren Brady has been awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship and women in business in the New Year Honours list.

Brady was Managing Director of Birmingham City Football Club from 1993 to 2009 and was appointed Vice Chairman of West Ham Football Club in 2010.