As soon as once more, Sam Allardyce was unmotivated about his West Brom future because the veteran manager admitted the chance of being expelled from the Premier League was “hard to swallow”.
The 66-year-old has a break clause within the 18-month deal he signed in December last year ought to Albion finish within the backside three, a prospect that appears seemingly with the membership 10 points off security with just 4 remaining sport.
Whereas Allardyce was well conscious of their tough scenario heading into Sunday’s journey to Arsenal, he wouldn’t be drawn on his plans past the end of the season till the destiny of a re-bottomed Albion turned recognized.
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“There isn’t any definitive replace,” he said. “I would not let you know even when I knew myself. I would not inform anybody. What is going on with myself is but to be determined, subsequent week we’ll in all probability have extra detailed discussions.
“When some planning has been performed, it is as much as us whether or not we wish to be within the Premier League or the Championship. That can in all probability have to go somewhat deeper and additional after Arsenal’s sport.
“I hoped that my future wouldn’t must be guessed as a result of we’ve got already secured our Premier League standing however that’s clearly not the case.”
Allardyce has by no means been downgraded from the Premier League as a manager however that outstanding report will end if his side do not win their last 4 video games, beginning at Emirates Stadium, the place they are going to be with out Ainsley Maitland- Niles as a result of he cannot face his mother or father membership as a part of his loan agreement from the Gunners.
Whereas Allardyce believes that performances have improved since succeeding Slaven Bilic, the former Bolton, West Ham and Everton boss are saddened that they’ve been unable to construct ample momentum, particularly in current weeks.
“The unhappy factor is that we may have made life simpler for ourselves many instances,” he said. “We must be at the least one place greater. The constant level of performances has given us a great alternative to try and get there.
“In the end, it is solely our fault that we’ve got come so close but to this point. That is what makes me fairly unhappy: we have come to this point for what appears to be like to be the end with no reward. That is hard to take and hard to swallow. ”
Allardyce, whose side has received solely 5 video games all through the season, revealed that the job has been exasperated at instances however insisted he needs nothing lower than a heartfelt effort from his players for the remainder of the season.
“I haven’t got a magic wand,” he added. “I’ve confidence within the players and their performances, I’ve advised these players twice this week ‘I cannot obtain something apart from 100 per cent’.
“In fact, I do know their level is best now, no one can pull the wool over my eyes anymore, they don’t have any excuse to not give something apart from their best.
“I can not present my frustration once I work with the players day in and day out, in case you present your frustration that you simply’re not doing your job correctly. However I have been pissed off many instances on my own, considering ‘if it was lonely …’.
“It is a robust challenge for them but when they provide their best then that is all I can ask for and hopefully that might be adequate to get us a number of extra wins earlier than the end of the season.”