Gus Poyet is rumoured to be the next manager of West Ham, should they choose to part company with Sam Allardyce at the end of the season.

West Ham have said that they will not be discussing Big Sam’s contract until the end the season. His current deal runs out in the summer but chairman David Gold has insisted that Allardyce will have to secure a Premier League place for the Hammers next season, before they consider keeping him. There is no guarantee that Allardyce will stay even if even if he does achieve that.

“We will sit down and discuss Sam’s contract situation once our Premier League status has been confirmed and not before.

“This is purely because the three of us [Allardyce, Gold and co-chairman David Sullivan] don’t want anything to distract attention from our aim of finishing as high up the Premier League table as possible” he told The Mirror

If Allardyce doesn’t stay then West Ham want to be prepared and have Gus Poyet in their sights as well as fan’s favourite Paolo Di Canio and Watford’s Gianfranco Zola. Poyet currently managing Brighton, has built up a very good team and has improved things for the better, they play good football and have more strength. Gold is definitely looking at the talented younger managers.

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