Sam Allardyce has told Soccer AM that Leeds United have a “big decision” to make at the end of the season but cannot answer whether he will remain at Elland Road beyond the four games he has been employed to manage.
Allardyce will take to the dugout for the third of his four Premier League matches in charge on Sunday, when Leeds go to West Ham. One of his former sides, having faced another last week – drawing 2-2 with Newcastle United.
The ex-England manager has already made a decent impression at Elland Road among fans, with his charisma in press conferences and the sense of re-instilled belief down to him. A win against West Ham on Sunday would help.
Asked by Soccer AM personality Tubes whether he will remain at Leeds beyond the end of his four-game spell, Big Sam made it clear that he cannot answer that – with the club having a big decision to make, many factors involved.
“I’m employed until the end of the season. Where we are, what happens, what division. It is a big decision from the club and a big decision from me on which direction we go in. Until that fate is sealed – I can’t answer that question.”
Allardyce says Leeds have a big decision to make at end of season
To go from Marcelo Bielsa to Allardyce in the space of 15 months is something Leeds fans never thought they would see. However, Allardyce is exactly what Leeds need right now. If he keeps us up, then Leeds do have a decision.
If we go down, you would imagine that Leeds would look to go in a completely different direction. But with the club likely to be in a state of turmoil whatever happens, perhaps keeping a bit of consistency is key – Allardyce is that.