West Bromwich Relegated. Sam Allardyce ‘too early to consider or talk about future’
Sam Allardyce was devastated with the final outcome.
Defeat at Arsenal on Sunday confirmed West Brom will be heading back to the Championship, sitting 10 points from safety with three games to play.
Defeat at Arsenal on Sunday confirmed West Brom will be heading back to the Championship, sitting 10 points from safety with three games to play. Sam Allardyce was devastated with the final outcome. When asked about his future at the club, the English coach said ” it is too early to consider or talk about”.
“I am not going to answer a question on whether I am staying or going – it will just be a waste of time because I won’t be saying,” he said.
The former England manager added: “It would depend on what is decided when figures are set. At this moment I have no idea what the figures are or aren’t.
“At this moment to think about it after the disappointment, it is not a question I am prepared to answer.”
“It is painful. I wanted it [survival] for the club and players more than me, but it hasn’t happened,” he told Match of the Day. “Everyone has to accept it and recover quickly.”
He said the main objective now is to finish the season “with pride in performances and professionalism”.
“I want to win all three games but if I could choose just one, it would be West Ham because the fans will be there,” said Allardyce.
“I have often thought what home fans might have done. I think they might have been the extra man and lifted us to win some of those draws at the Hawthorns.”