Manager Sam Allardyce’s future at West Ham is about as mysterious as Wigan Athletic’s journey from FA Cup victory to League One in three seasons.

Despite being on course to deliver the Hammers’ best points total since gaining promotion to the Premier League in 2012, Big Sam’s position at Upton Park is more uncertain than ever.

Any team that is being managed by the former Blackburn Rovers gaffer is guaranteed top flight football. With the Olympic Stadium in the offing, the East Londoners cannot afford a battle against the drop for next season.

Nevertheless, the amount of big name managers that have been linked with replacing Allardyce has been incredible, some of whom have won the Champions League.

So, should he stay or should he go is the big question.

However, if he is to go, here are five managers that owners David Gold and David Sullivan should just forget about appointing…


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