West Ham boss refuses to back down in stand-off with fans

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is sticking by his tactics despite the Hammers fans getting on his back, as reported by the Evening Standard.

A small section of home fans made their feelings felt on Wednesday night, despite West Ham beating Hull City 2-1.

The Hammers were outplayed by ten man Hull but Allardyce is sticking to his guns in that the result is all that matters to him, no matter what the fans want.

The East Enders boss cupped his hand to his ear as boos met the final whistle which will only have antagonised fans more.

“They could hear the calls to get it up there more quickly rather than playing the ball back and across if necessary which is a change because normally I am criticised for my teams playing too many long balls,” Allardyce said.

“In the end we have to do our job and inevitably, at this time of the season, the result is all-important.

“We’re not quite there yet but very close and Wednesday night’s win, however ugly, means we can relax a little and play with more freedom.”