Sam Allardyce is now 4/6 odds-on to leave the Hammers before the start of next season following doubts about his future at the East London club.
Speculation surrounds Big Sam’s position as West ham manager following reports that tension is increasing between the club’s board and the 60-year-old manager following the 4-0 defeat to West Brom in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.
It has been reported that Allardyce was involved in ‘crunch talks’ with the board earlier this week and it looks likely that the ex Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers gaffer may well be seeking pastures new during the summer, Coral bookies going as low as 4/6 for Big Sam not to be at Upton Park at the start of next season.
Indeed, Allardyce is just 5/2 to be the next Premier League manager to vacate his post, only Leicester boss Nigel Pearson and Sunderland manager Gus Poyet available at shorter odds.
Pearson’s position at Leicester has been very much in doubt following reports ( ultimately untrue ) two weeks ago that he had been fired from his position at the King Power Stadium. Indeed, following Leicester’s defeat by Aston Villa in the FA Cup last weekend, Pearson will be increasingly worried about his future.
A dreadful run of form as well as an exit from the FA Cup at the hands of League Two side Bradford City means that Sunderland boss Gus Poyet also looks to be in severe danger of losing his job at the Stadium of Light. Nevertheless, it must be admitted that he didn’t help his cause one little bit when he told supporters that they were “living in the past.”
All odds were correct at time of posting.