By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline
Published: 17:13 BST, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 17:19 BST, 24 September 2020
Sam Allardyce believes West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold 'bully' the club's managers into buying players of their choice.
The Hammers boardroom have felt the wrath of the fans already this summer, with a lack of activity in the transfer market following years of wasteful spending, with Sullivan admitting on Wednesday they had bought 'a pile' of players who have flopped.
Now former West Ham boss Allardyce, who was in charge from 2011-2015 and guided the club to promotion, has described the way in which the owners dictate who comes in - but wasn't full of criticism for the pair.
Sam Allardyce managed West Ham for four years and guided them to top-flight promotion
But Allardyce says owners David Sullivan and David Fold bully managers into buying players
'[Sullivan's] a strong man when it comes to signing the players he wants, I know that for a fact,' Allardyce told talkSPORT.
'Sometimes [the owners] will try to bully you into a player they fancy. But you have to stay strong and try to get on with it.
'Sometimes I think his love for football