Despite Hammers vice chairman Karren Brady claiming in her Sun column that her friends reckon the Irons boss is on his way to the north east, ClaretandHugh has learned the Black Cats will be looking elsewhere.
Gus Poyet’s sacking from the Stadium of Light in the last couple of hours sparked immediate speculation that the Hammers boss could be on his way to the club.
He is priced at 6/1 second best behind even money shot Dick Advocaat and well clear of 16/1 third favourite Paul Lambert.
But ClaretandHugh sources in the north east insisted this afternoon: “Sam is not in the frame for the job. It would have been perhaps convenient for West Ham had be been but he’s not a runner.”
However, it now looks nailed on that Allrdyce’s Irons reign will come to an end after the last game against Newcastle this season.
Upton Park insiders continue to insist a change is now nailed on.
One said: “Nothing’s forever and the search for a new manager has taken on a fresh urgency after the weekend.
The run of results since Christmas is just not acceptable. It would take a miraculous series of results yo change that.”