Sunday, May 24

Daily WHUFC News - Official Statement

West Ham United statement

West Ham United will begin the search for a new manager after the Club
decided not to renew the contract of Sam Allardyce following the conclusion
of the 2014/15 season.

Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold will now oversee the
recruitment process for a new manager to lead the Club into one of the most
exciting eras in its history. The Hammers will bid an emotional farewell to
the Boleyn Ground, their home of more than 110 years, next season before the
Club moves to London's premier state-of-the-art 54,000 seater stadium on
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in August 2016.

The Board has already compiled a shortlist of replacements for Allardyce and
will be making significant transfer funds available for the successful

In a statement, Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have paid
tribute to Allardyce's contributions and explained what they will be looking
for in their new manager. "We would like to start by thanking Sam Allardyce
for his valuable work since arriving at the Boleyn Ground four years ago,"
they said. "He leaves the Club in a considerably better state then when he
arrived and, for that, the Board are truly grateful. "However, we have made
the decision not to renew his contract, so we now have the chance to appoint
a new manager with a new philosophy to lead us into two of the most exciting
years in our great Club's history. "Our target is to recruit a manager that
will build a team capable of saying a fitting farewell to the Boleyn Ground
next year and do justice to the outstanding surrounds we will call home from
August 2016. "We have already been impressed with the quality of candidates
that have expressed an interest in the role and fully expect to appoint a
manager with the credentials to take this Club on to new heights. "From our
point of view there isn't a more exciting job in the Premier League at


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