Sam Wants Europe in Two Years
Sam Allardyce, in his first press conference as West Ham manager, outlined some ambitious plans. He says he has been given a two year contract and expects to be challenging for Europe by the time that contract ends.
Allardyce confirmed the departure of Hitzlsperger, "Thomas has already left as far as I'm concerned," he said. "He's gone and has moved on." However he said that he hopes to persuade Scott Parker, Carlton Cole and Rob Green to stay, whilst admitting that they may be sold if suitable offers are received.
Allardyce also said,
"I'm a productive manager who breeds success. I've got a vast array of skills and I'll put them to work here and hopefully at the end of the year we'll all be blowing bubbles."