”I did everything they asked for and they wanted more, and I found that extremely ungrateful in terms of what I’d done for them.
They thought we could get into Europe and thought they might be able to get to a cup final, and that wasn’t in the format of the job description when I started.
I don’t take kindly to people who don’t appreciate what you do for them.
We both decided to part company in quite an amicable way in the end, but I certainly wasn’t going to stay, in my mind, for a long, long time.
If David Sullivan and David Gold have told Slaven Bilic that they expect to get into Europe this year then I think it’s way beyond the capabilities of the squad at this moment in time.
I told them that. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why they didn’t renew my contract in the end?
West Ham was a case of building a broken football club back up again. [Getting West Ham promoted] was the biggest job I had done in one season.
Ultimately, my biggest problem was finishing tenth in the first year – I would have been much better off finishing fourth from bottom!’’
(Allardyce – talking to beIN Sports)