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Allardyce will continue to nag West Ham board for transfer funds

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce says he'll continue to nag his board for transfer funds.

West Ham are seven points clear of the drop zone and two points off the top half. Despite a relatively smooth season of safety, Allardyce is not completely happy.

"My life is always about never being satisfied," he said.

"I want to do better. I'm a pain in the a**e to the owners, because I've never got enough money and I've never got enough players. That's just the way I am and sometimes perhaps they feel that's little bit difficult to live with.

"It's me driving that ambition of myself and the club forward. It's why you do this job. You're in this job to win games of football; that's the only thing you do it for. It's one of the most pleasurable things in your life.

"The miserable side is if you lose more than you win. It's a very depressing situation you find yourself in. The highs and lows are massive for a manager, you have got to be able to manage it and be big enough to deal with it. But you strive to make sure you don't have too many lows and you have as many highs as you can."

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