Former West Brom midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he expects Sam Allardyce to walk away from his old club if he is not offered financial reassurances.
Talks with the board over his future are imminent following West Brom’s relegation from the Premier League, with a clause in his contract allowing either party to end things now that it has been confirmed that the Baggies will play in the Championship next season.
Having won promotion from English football’s second division in the past, keeping Allardyce on from a West Brom perspective looks a no-brainer.
However, Palmer is convinced the 66-year-old will only stay at the Hawthorns if he is given the tools to bring the Midlands outfit back up at the first time of asking.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about Big Sam’s future, the ex-West Brom player said:
“I think the main thing will be, I think they will want to keep Sam Allardyce, for sure. He’s proven that he can do that before, get teams back at the first attempt. But obviously now they’ve got relegated, it will be a case of what the situation is financially.
“If they’re going to cut back massively financially because they’ve gone and Sam doesn’t believe that he’s got a chance to bring them back at the first attempt, he won’t stay.”
According to Sky Sports, if Allardyce does end up departing, then the Baggies could turn to former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder.