The West Ham boss has overseen a torrid run of form at Upton Park.
Have West Ham United's struggles gone on for long enough?
The east London side were up against strong team in Arsenal - but is a 3-0 defeat good enough at this stage of the season?
What about when that 3-0 defeat is your seventh game without a win?
That's exactly the situation facing West Ham at present, with Sam Allardyce's men on a torrid run of form. Since late January, the Hammers have lost to Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal and drawn with Manchester United, Southampton and Tottenham.
Some of those games produced strong showings from the east London side. Just not results. And one particular statistic makes for a damning indictment of West Ham's current form.
Indeed, since that game with Liverpool that started West Ham's rut, Allardyce's men are 19th in the table based on the points they have accumulated over the period. That's relegation form only Leicester have managed to beat. Is time up for Big Sam?
The 60-year-old's contract is up at the end of the season and, considering the Hammers' dismal run, you have to wonder if Davids Gold and Sullivan have had enough.
Yes, West Ham have faced tough opposition and injuries have impeded their season. But is there really an excuse to be the second-worst team in the Premier League based on recent results? Even below Sunderland, who were 4-0 down at home by half-time on Saturday afternoon...
With Allardyce, there always seems to be a limit to his success - an expiration date to his achievements. Even in previous jobs, however many external factors were at play, the same curse has plagued the manager. The West Ham boss has himself admitted this campaign has become a let down - so has that curse now cost him for good at Upton Park?