After an excellent start to the campaign, West Ham have faded badly and are now tenth in the Premier League with 43 points having lost 2-0 to Manchester City on Sunday. Big Sam has always struggled to win over the fans, and calls for a managerial change at the London club have grown louder as their season peters out.
The Hammers board are reportedly looking elsewhere and believe they would be able to lure Martinez away from Goodison Park.
Former Everton manager David Moyes – currently in charge of Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad – is also a target, but the Scot insists he is committed to continuing at his new club.
Sam Allardyce took over at West Ham in 2011, having previously managed teams such as Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers.
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