Big Sam has a contract until 2015.
West Ham United have drawn up a three-man short list of possible candidates to take over from their under-pressure head coach Sam Allardyce in the Upton Park dugout next season, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
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The East London club held a board meeting last Tuesday in which it had been expected that Allardyce would be given his marching orders after a disappointing last campaign in which the club flirted with relegation from the Premier League, with the Hammers fan in particular not happy with the style of football on display at Upton Park.
And with West Ham due to move into the Olympic Stadium on Stratford at the end of next season, co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan are understood to be determined to bring on board a new manager who can change the brand of football at the club, with Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman, Sunderland manager Gus Poyet and former Manchester United coach David Moyes all said to currently be under consideration for the role in the east end of London next season.