West Ham United face a £5million payout if they decide to sack manager Sam Allardyce, reveals The Mirror.
While the amount may not seem like much to supporters of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United or Liverpool, it’s a more significant fee for a club like West Ham United just to get rid of a manager and to replace him with one that may even be on higher wages than Allardyce.
There have been murmurs of Malky Mackay or Harry Redknapp stepping into Allardyce’s shoes, but based on West Ham United’s predicament of having no real striking threat and a central defense that has been virtually non-existent due to injuries (plus a captain with a penchant for getting sent off), you can’t really blame Allardyce for the situation that they find themselves in — second from bottom in the Premier League.
If West Ham United manage to slip into bottom place in the Premier League, then the alarm bells with be ringing at Upton Park. But until then, Allardyce will continue trying to get the most out of his squad. But if the time comes for a change to happen, the Hammers will have to fork out £5million.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- West Ham face £5million payout if they sack under pressure manager Sam Allardyce — The Mirror
- Chelsea prepare a £30m bid for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney — 101GG
- Arsene Wenger set for new two-year Arsenal deal before moving into boardroom — The Mirror
- Jose Mourinho believes British managers would benefit from working abroad — Sky Sports
- Wes Hoolahan of Norwich subject of a bid from Aston Villa — The Mirror
- Nicklas Bendtner out for a month; plus concern over Theo Walcott injury — The Mail
- Paul Lambert feels the heat for FA Cup comments prior to Sheffield United upset — The Mirror
- Arsene Wenger fears Arsenal transfer target Diego Costa will cost £145million — Metro
- Luis Suarez has £70million release clause in his new Reds contract — The Mirror
- Clint Dempsey makes debut for Fulham vs. Norwich City in FA Cup — Bleacher Report
- Group of leading agents call for action after complaint over conduct of a Premier League manager — The Mirror
- Nikica Jelavic ‘won’t go on the cheap’ says Roberto Martinez — Liverpool Echo
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returns to full training to help relieve Gunners injury crisis — The Mirror
- Aston Villa fans vent their anger at Paul Lambert after FA Cup defeat — The Observer
- Wenger lavishes praise on Serge Gnabry as youngster helps steer Arsenal past Spurs — The Mirror
- Steve McClaren’s reputation successfully rehabilitated at Derby County — The Telegraph
- Billy Davies thriving under Nottingham Forest’s siege mentality as West Ham await in The Cup — The Telegraph
- Messi’s fit, but won’t play on Sunday — Pro Soccer Talk
- Óscar Pareja steps down as Colorado head coach; headed for Dallas? — Pro Soccer Talk
- Lazio sack their head coach Vladimir Petkovic — BBC Sport
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