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Allardyce relieved to end transfer mayhem and focus on Swansea

13:37 01 February 2013

Sam Allardyce, West Ham United manager. Photo: Steve Drew/EMPICS Sport

Sam Allardyce, West Ham United manager. Photo: Steve Drew/EMPICS Sport

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is relieved to turn his attention back to football after the closure of the January transfer window.

Yesterday’s deadline passed fairly quietly for Allardyce after he signed Joe Cole, Marouane Chamakh and Emanuel Pogatetz before the frantic final day.

Allardyce has always been vocal in his belief that the January transfer window should be scrapped and is pleased he can turn his attention back to halting the Hammers’ recent run of poor results, starting at home to Swansea on Saturday.

“We are probably all waking up this morning and, whether we have done enough or we haven’t, we will all be pleased that we can focus purely on the games of football we have between now and the end of the season,” he said.

“All of the usual mayhem has taken place yet again and we’ve all been in the middle of it at some stage or another and the distraction is a huge part of trying to get through this period of time and still produce results.

“For us we haven’t got the results we wanted to try and get for one reason or another but we haven’t gone too heavy into the financial side of the market.”

Former Blackburn boss Allardyce believes managers can never be completely satisfied with the deals done during the window, but was pleased with his business, especially after keeping hold of Mohamed Diame despite the Senegal international having a release clause in his contract.

“We have strengthened and tried to strengthen the team as best we can and the most important thing at the end of yesterday was probably keeping hold of Mo Diame,” Allardyce added.

“You’re always disappointed in this window, I’ve never been delighted at the end of a window, in January anyway. It is always ferocious in terms of what you want to do but we have done as well as we possibly can do.”

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