Is Sam Allardyce about to leave West Ham with a smile on his face?
Pressure of the West Ham manager increased significantly on Sunday as the Irons, second bottom of the Premier League, suffered a 5-0 whooping at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
Allardyce picked a side full of youngsters for the tricky tie at the County Ground, and the young Hammers proved as useful as an inflatable dartboard as they were torn about by the hosts.
With many West Ham fans raging at their team’s awful showing, Sam Allardyce courted fury at the fulltime whistle as he was spotted with a smile on his kisser as he shook Billy Davis’ hand.
A series of tweets lambasting the West Ham manager’s behaviour after losing 5-0 are below.
Big Sam's the 13th highest paid manager in the world, fields a team like that, loses 5-0 and can still smile at the end. Joke.
— Ryan Simpson (@R_Simpson20) January 5, 2014
— Jordan (@FunkyBishop) January 5, 2014
Allardyce was smiling whilst shaking Billy Davies' hand at FT, how can you smile after losing 5-0 to a team in a lower league?
— Sanj (@Trequartista92) January 5, 2014
Sam Allardyce's smile at the end of the game says a lot. West Ham need him out. #whufc
— Bryn Fryer (@Bryn_Fryer97) January 5, 2014
Smile from Allardyce at the end is not what Hammers fans want to see. I can forsee a phone call to Malky in the next or so… #WHUFC
— David Jones (@dotcotton87) January 5, 2014
Big beaming smile from allardyce at end of game @davidgold , is that who you want to run our side
— David Forbes (@Forbessy) January 5, 2014
Sam Allardyce even manages a smile at that. Worst trashing I've seen in a while
— Gavin Smith (@BoboChubbles19) January 5, 2014