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Sam Allardyce to stay at Hammers helm

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Although West Ham are currently a lowly 19th in the Premier League, the Daily Star is reporting that Sam Allardyce will keep his position as the club literally cannot afford to sack him.

The news comes after a defeat at the hands of fellow struggles and London rivals Fulham at the weekend, after Mo Diamé gave the away side the lead in the early stages at Cavern Cottage.

The one goal was not enough for Allardyce's men as Fulham came back to win 2-1 - a win that gave Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen a much needed boost.

The Hammers have gone without a win since the end of November, with the newspaper also reporting that if the club were to sack Allardyce it would cost them around £6million - which would mean a quiet January transfer window for the East London club.

Allardyce made a name for himself as he guided Bolton to promotion to the Premier League back in 2001, and then took the Trotters to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Cup in the 05/06 season.

After spells at Newcastle and Blackburn, 'Big Sam' was appointed the manager at Upton Park in 2011, and guided another side to the Premier League via the playoffs.

West Ham are believed to be in the market for a striker this month and are heavily linked with Everton forward Nikica Jelavic. The money that would go towards agreeing a fee with Everton would not be there if Allardyce is shown the door.

The board room face a trade off. Do they change the manager and only make subtle additions to their squad or do they sign players and give Allardyce more time to improve the position of the club whilst some sections of the West Ham fans are calling for changes off the pitch.

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