Odds tumbling on Gus Poyet to become next West Ham manager

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Ex-Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is one of the favourites for the West Ham job.

As seen with odds compiled by Oddschecker, recently sacked Sunderland manager Gus Poyet continues to be a name in the frame for the West Ham job.

Poyet, 47, was fired as Black Cats boss in March after an embarrassing 4-0 home defeat to Aston Villa, with Sunderland appointing Dick Advocaat in his place.

The Uruguayan, who made his name as a manager during an excellent spell with Brighton and Hove Albion, is now out of work, but may well be looking to get back into management this summer.

It's unclear how many clubs would be willing to gamble on Poyet considering his poor spell at Sunderland, but there is likely to be a job opening at West Ham United this summer.

The Hammers have won just two Premier League games in 2015, and that terrible record has piled pressure on manager Sam Allardyce - and he looks likely to leave Upton Park when his contract expires this summer.

The London Evening Standard recently reported that West Ham were looking at either David Moyes, Slaven Bilic or Rafael Benitez as possible replacements for Allardyce, and whilst all three are the front-runners with the bookmakers, odds compiled by Oddschecker show that Poyet is right in there alongside them.

Poyet's odds have recently tumbled to as short as 3/1, making him one of the favourites to replace Allardyce this summer.

That may not go down too well with West Ham fans, who will surely be hoping that the club bring in a higher-profile manager to take the club forward next season - and now they will be praying that the bookmakers are way off the mark with their odds on Poyet.

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