Monday, 5th May, 2014

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has stressed the need for a vastly larger and better squad next season, insisting he does not want a repeat of this term's campaign in 2014/15.

The Hammers were in the thick of the relegation battle in the Premier League until the turn of the year, when a strong surge catapulted them out of danger.

Victory over Tottenham at the weekend secured West Ham's Premier League status, but unrest continues, with a section of the club's supporters opposed to Allardyce continuing in his job.

But the former Bolton manager is already planning for next season, saying via his club's site: "I don't want to go through next season with the same phases and challenges as we had this season.


"We need a bigger and better squad; there is no doubt about that.

"As much good as the players have done since I have been here – and I'm not criticising any of them whatsoever as they've given all that they've got – our job is always to improve the squad as you can't stand still in this league.

"We've got to go out and find better players and hopefully that gives us more stability and better results sequence so we can move forward slowly but surely."

West Ham end their season next weekend with a visit to face Manchester City.

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