And Allen, who has been unable to turn around the club's fortunes since taking over in September, is now targeting an instant return.
"The supporters have been naffed off, like me," he admitted to his club's official website. "They pay their money and they deserve better.
"I want to be stood here next year with the players receiving another lap of honour but in different circumstances.
"That's what I want, my team at the top challenging and putting on a good football show. The fans respect that."