West Ham co owners David Sullivan and David Gold will set Sam Allardyce’s ‘day of destiny’ for later next week.
ClaretandHugh has established that the precise timing of the meeting to decide his future has not yet been agreed but plans are being ‘hurried’ along to “get it sorted.”
Sources today said that the timing would be arranged “very soon” although it’s unlikely that an announcement of time and date will be made.
There is a distinct mood developing around the club that Allardyce is now a ‘dead man walking’ as preparations are made for the meeting – likely to be held at David Sullivan’s Essex mansion.
One training ground source told us: “There’s a distinct mood developing among the players that he will be gone.”
And ClaretandHugh was told the same view was being taken by staff inside inside Upton Park
There has been widespread disillusionment inside the club this morning over the manager’s reported remarks in today’s national media that he has more ambition than the club.
That has gone down like a lead balloon on high with one source telling ClaretandHugh exclusively: “You don’t usually make those sort of comments unless you know what’s in the wind.
“Nothing is written in tablets of stone but these are odd remarks to make if you are apparently fighting to keep your job. Plans are being hurried along to get the board meeting sorted.”