Report: QPR eyeing West Ham boss Sam Allardyce for summer appointment

Sam Allardyce Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

QPR are reportedly interested in the availability of West Ham manager Sam Allardyce.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is set to undergo contract talks with the Hammers at the end of this month, as per the London Evening Standard, although it has been suggested that he will not stay at the Boleyn Ground.

Although he is said to be happy with the current job, and has successfully delivered his season aims every year in his role in East London, Hammers co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan are believed to be keen on replacing Allardyce, and that has put his future into doubt.

For a manager of his pedigree, it will likely be very easy for the former Bolton man to take charge of another Premier League club in the summer, and he has a good enough reputation to take a few months off from the game and still walk into many top-flight roles.

The Mirror believes that Sunderland are keen on appointing Sam Allardyce in the summer, having hired Dick Advocaat as a short-term replacement for Gus Poyet. There is no record of whether Advocaat wishes to stay beyond the end of the current campaign, and the Black Cats have reportedly been looking at Allardyce as a man who can fulfil the needs requested of him by the board.

However, a new name has come to the fore as a potential candidate for Allardyce’s signature, with the Standard report claiming that QPR are watching the 60-year-old ahead of a potential summer appointment. However, it is also stated that the coach is unlikely to be interested in the R’s if they were to be relegated to the Championship - an outcome that is looking likely right now.

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