Charlton Athletic boss Chris Powell is delighted with the progress of West Ham United under manager Sam Allardyce.

Powell is a former Hammers fullback.

He told "I'm really pleased that they not only came up, but stayed up, because that's always important. Sam's a terrific manager and has always had time for people like myself and Alex [Dyer]. We still keep in contact with one or two people here, but I keep a close eye on them."

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