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Sacking Allardyce never an option for West Ham

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has confirmed that sacking boss Sam Allardyce was never an option during a difficult period which saw the Hammers slide down the table. "Our faith in him never wavered," she told Sky Sports News Radio. "We didn't sack him, and we never really thought about it.

"The easy part is sacking the manager - the hard part is finding someone better to replace them with.

"If we were in that position, Sam Allardyce would be the man we would try and find to get us out of the mess - and we already had him there."

After a dangerously shaky start to 2014 was turned around with a five-game run of clean sheets and four successive wins.

"I am very, very pleased for him (Allardyce) that he's managed to turn it around over the last half a dozen games," she said.

"He copes well with pressure. He's a manager that has never been relegated."

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