Ironically the West Ham manager (pictured right with a former Stadium of Light boss, Steve Bruce) is now at shorter odds to be the next Premier League managerial departure than Black Cats boss Gus Poyet.
The Upton Park manager’s odds have shrunk from around 25/1 to 2/1 in some places to be the next PL boss out with Poyet at 11/4.
And with a growing tide of terrace support for Allardyce at the Stadium of Light, the 60 year old could be the next arrival despite Michael Laudrup heading the market at 4/1 as clear favourite.
St Etienne’s Christophe Galtier is at 8/1a followed by the likes of Harry Redknapp, Steve Clarke, Allardyce and Billy Davies at around 12/1 – 14/1.
Allardyce is of course a former Black Cats player and may well fancy the chance of proving a point to Newcastle who sacked him after a brief spell in charge should he get the chance.
David Moyes currently heads the list of contenders to take over at Upton Park (4/1) with Harry Redknapp (9/2), Slaven Bilic (8/1), Marcelo Biesela (12/1) and Glenn Hoddle (12/1) next in the market.