Big Sam’s contract expires in the summer.
Sunderland want West Ham boss Sam Allardyce to replace Gus Poyet in the managerial hot-seat, with the Hammers manager likely to leave the club in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.
Allardyce’s contract is set to expire in the summer, and with chairman David Gold seemingly not keen on offering the 60-year-old a new deal, the Irons boss could be up for grabs at the end of the season.
While their form has dropped in the calendar year, West Ham had an outstanding first half to the season, as they put in a challenge for a Champions League spot.
The Black Cats, meanwhile, are once again facing a relegation-battle, and have grown frustrated with manager Gus Poyet – particularly after the 47-year-old was charged by the FA for a touchline clash with Hull City’s Steve Bruce during the 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.
Whether Allardyce does replace Poyet – it’s almost certain Poyet will leave Sunderland at the end of the season – even if they remain in the Premier League.