Sunday, 27th April, 2014

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes the current generation of fans are turning against managers quicker than at any time over the last 20 years.

A section of West Ham fans have been shouting for Allardyce's dismissal, with banners and chants calling for his sacking during Saturday's defeat at West Brom, the side's fourth successive Premier League loss.

Allardyce feels that the climate has changed and now managers are coming under fire as soon as a run of defeats starts to stack up.

"We all get it at some stage or another, no matter where we are or who we are with", he was quoted as saying by ITV.


"If we are not winning football matches, we all get criticised.

"Fans are showing their disapproval quicker than at any other time I've known in the last 20 years or so.

"So we have to accept that change in the game and try to keep them happy as best we can – and the best way to do that is to win football matches.

"My responsibility is to build a better team than this one. That is my responsibility, along with the owners – making sure that everything gets put into place in the hope that next season we can be better than this season."

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