West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has warned the club must have a team befitting of the Olympic Stadium if the potential move is to be successful.
A unanimous decision from the London Legacy Development Corporation board (LLDC) was to make the Barclays Premier League club the preferred bidder for the use of the stadium. Allardyce believes the relocation could be "outstanding" for the Hammers but has issued a stark warning that the club must continue to develop and progress to make the move work.
"There is one thing you have to bear in mind, you cannot build a white elephant and the white elephant is a great stadium and no team - disaster," he said. "We have to manage our finances carefully because of the over-riding debt of the football club."
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