Despite enjoying his best season as manager of West Ham United, with European qualification still a distinct possibility, it seems that Sam Allardyce’s future at the Boleyn Ground is still in doubt as the club are reportedly looking at a shock replacement at the end of the campaign.
The Sunday Express are claiming that struggling Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has been lined up as Sam Allardyce’s successor at West Ham, despite the Uruguayan’s modest record at a Sunderland side who remain in real danger of relegation.
Poyet has allegedly fallen out with Black Cats director of football Lee Congerton, and with his son Diego currently on West Ham’s books, he may be tempted by a change of scenery should a managerial vacancy arise at the Londn club.
Should Poyet be appointed as West Ham boss, it would certainly come as a big surprise considering Allardyce’s success this season. The Hammers have been in the top half of the table for most of the campaign and after very nearly beating Tottenham in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday, they still have a realistic chance of qualifying for Europe.