Sky Bet for example have him priced up at 10/11 for the bullet but word from inside Upton Park is that the relationship between himself and the owners will need to markedly deteriorate for the axe to fall.
Relationships between the board and the manager could best be described as tense at the moment after David Sullivan’s Talk Sport interview last week displayed a big difference of opinion over Ravel Morrison’s future.
ClaretandHugh has also learned that Allardyce’s decision to claim pre-season results may have been affected by the new attacking policy demanded by the board has not gone down well.
However, the owners are great believers in keeping their word on contracts and are always totally loathe to break them.
A source told us: “The odds on saking are too short at the moment given the two Davids’ track record with managers.
“They believe in keeping contracts. They believe that to be the right thing to do.
” They have never been hire and fire people but of course there is always a line which can’t be crossed.
“A lot has been said of late and results so far haven’t helped anything. Sam has had a lot of backing but apparent public differences aren’t helping things.”