Noble has suggested that it’s difficult for the club to make a hasty decision because the nature of next season is not yet known and there are some important things still to be decided such as whether the club will be playing European football next year.
Once the season is fully over and the circumstances ahead of next year are known, the club’s board can then make a judgement over whether Allardyce is the man they want in charge moving forward.
“I'm pretty sure the chairman and manager will sit down and have a chat in the next couple of weeks and hopefully we can get everything sorted,” he said.
“Once the Europa League is confirmed, we'll know where we have to be and who we play and how many players we're going to have to get in the squad because you need to have fresh legs for that competition and at the moment our squad isn't big enough.”
If the club qualifies to play in the Europa League through the fair play table, their season is going to start much earlier than a lot of their rivals due to the qualifying rounds before the main tournament.
That would work in Allardyce’s favour, because a new manager would be under big pressure to come in, get settled, judge his players and make signings before the competitive action kicks off again before the end of the summer.
If Allardyce stays, he’ll already have ideas over the best way forward for the team and where changes can be made, which will save time and hopefully allow the Hammers to hit the ground running.