West Ham chairman hints at manager unrest

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has hinted that there continues to be disagreements between the board and manager Sam Allardyce.

Hammers fans came together to call for Allardyce’s sacking at the end of last season following frustrating season with uninventive tactics and negative long-ball football.

But the board reacted by sticking with the boss under the proviso that he plays more attacking football next season.

However, there are no signs of a change in approach from the Hammers’ opening pre-season fixtures, while Allardyce also claims fans favourite Ravel Morrison does not feature in his plans.

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But Sullivan has sensationally rejected Allardyce’s opinion and insists Morrison is wanted at the club and they do see him as an important part of the club’s future.

He told talkSPORT: “Sam has said Ravel is not part of his plans but we as a board see him as part of our plans.

“We would like to sit down and give him a longer contract. We do like him and do see him as a long term part of the club but we have to agree it with the manager because there is no point signing a player he is not going to play.”

Such news comes at the same time as West Ham’s record signing Andy Carroll is sidelined for four months with an ankle injury.

And Sullivan admits that the club were wrong to rely so heavily on the England striker last summer.

“It was desperate last year… We probably made a mistake by putting all our eggs in one basket,” he added.