Hammers could may not retain former Bolton boss after the end of his current deal.
Big Sam’s style of route-one football could be given the boot this summer after his contracts runs out at the Hammers.
West Ham currently sit 11th in the table and are nine points away from the drop-zone.
It’s been a far from consistent season for the newly promoted London side, who have suffered from a number of injuries to key players – not least £35-million loan striker Andy Carroll.
The Daily Mirror reports that co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are holding off on contract negotiations until the club’s safety is secured. This stalling could place Allardyce’s future in jeopardy, with Swindon manager Paulo Di Canio lined as up one of the possible replacements.
Di Canio, who won the hearts of the West Ham faithful during his five seasons in the capital, has been impressing in his management of League One side Swindon Town.
Despite his eccentricities, it could be a move that would delight the Hammers fans as the club looks to rebuild their status as top-flight regulars.
Although Big Sam’s approach to the game may not be as attractive as some, there is no doubt that the former Blackburn and Bolton manager gets results.
However, a more free-flowing style of football could be the ticket for West Ham’s success, and with Swindon’s financial future in doubt, the club’s board might want to capitalise on the availability of a highly rated young manager.