Big Sam for Hammers Job?By: Angus Morrissey | December 16th, 2010
According to reports around the country West Ham are preparing to sack manager Avram Grant and replace him with former Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce.
The hammers board believe Allardyce – who was sacked earlier on Monday by Blackburn Rovers – would be better qualified to lift them off the foot of the table after managing 12 points from 17 league games.
West Ham would surely benefit from Allardyce’s experiences at resurrecting teams from the drop having taken over at Rovers in December 2008 when they were 19th in the league and leading them to safety.
He has also established Bolton Wanderers as a top-half Premier League club during his 8 year spell at the club from 1999-2007 and is well known as a manager for assembling teams with a tight budget who punch above their weight.
He would also be an attractive choice for the board in terms of financial costs as there is no buy-out fee as he is not under contract.
There have been strong rumours already that the hammers board have already lined him up, and it might not be too long before we see Big Sam at the helm of West Ham.