West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce admits he feared the sack earlier this year.
Allardyce now has West Ham just about safe from the drop.
â€œThankfully the owners stuck by me â€“ but Iâ€™d be lying if I said I didnâ€™t Âwonder how much longer they could withstand the pressure.
â€œI wouldnâ€™t have been surprised if theyâ€™d sacked me but it would have been unlike them.
â€œAnd I donâ€™t think I would have Âdeserved it given my experience in these situations and the problems we were having.
â€œWhen they were at Birmingham they were not owners who would quickly sack managers.
â€œBut with the move to the Olympic Stadium in the background, it means the stakes are high."
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