Sam Allardyce, West Bromwich Albion boss, open to staying with the club despite the threat of relegation

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West Brom manager Sam Allardyce is open to staying in the Baggies, despite the fact that he will almost certainly break his career-long record of no relegations.

  • Allardyce insisted that he could only talk about his future when the fate on his side is sealed
  • His side will face Wolves in the Black Country derby at the Hawthorns on Monday
  • West Brom is 11 points behind on safety with five Premier League games to go

Sam Allardyce will only hold talks about his future at West Brom once their likely relegation to the championship is sealed.

His contract means he will only be guaranteed if he can perform a miracle and keep them in the Premier League, starting with a win over Wolves in Monday’s Black Country derby.

West Brom is 11 points behind on safety with five games to go and Allardyce’s record of never being relegated in his career is now under serious threat.

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce says he is open to staying with the club even if they go under

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce says he is open to staying with the club even if they go under

His side is likely to be relegated and is 11 points behind with only five league matches to go

His side is likely to be relegated and is 11 points behind with only five league matches to go

His side is likely to be relegated and is 11 points behind with only five league matches to go

He is open to stay with the Hawthorns but needs a squad and budget capable of returning immediately.

“It depends on what we can agree on in terms of what we need to get back into the Premier League the first time we ask,” Allardyce said.

‘That is a discussion that can only be held once our fate has been sealed.

The Baggies will take on Wolves who are out of shape on Monday in the Black Country derby at the Hawthorns

The Baggies will take on Wolves who are out of shape on Monday in the Black Country derby at the Hawthorns

The Baggies will take on Wolves who are out of shape on Monday in the Black Country derby at the Hawthorns

“If that’s what the club wants to do and that’s what I want to do, then there are certain criteria that we both have to meet, just like when I joined.”

It’s been a grim season for Wolves, with last weekend’s staggering 4-0 home loss against Burnley one of the lowest moments in Nuno Espirito Santo’s four-year reign.

Nuno said, ‘If the game isn’t going that well, I can assure you that I’ll be watching it over and over, very often, to really try and figure out where and why it happened so we can correct it. I’ve seen it more times than usual. ‘

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