West Ham have finally announced Sam Allardyce will not be afforded another season as manager of the Premier League club.
It had been clearly written on the wall that the former Bolton Wanderers boss will be exiting Boleyn Ground at the end of the season owing to series of speculations suggesting his contract will not be renewed.
The club officially confirmed the development on Sunday after their 2-0 defeat at Newcastle.
“We would like to start by thanking Sam Allardyce for his valuable work since arriving at the Boleyn Ground four years ago,” joint chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said.
“He leaves the club in a considerably better state then when he arrived and, for that, the board are truly grateful.”
Big Sam said: “I take great pride in what I have achieved. The team, the club is in a hugely more successful position than when I took over.
“Everything I was asked to do I’ve delivered. It’s probably the right time for us both to move on, I really enjoyed the ride.”
The Hammers finished 12th in the 2014-15 league table with 47 points from 38 games.