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The future of Sam Allardyce as West Ham United manager appears to be under threat, as Mike Walters of the Daily Mirror reported on the back of a poll among Upton Park supporters.
Some Hammers fans unfurled a banner reading "Fat Sam Out: Killing WHU" during the defeat at West Bromwich Albion last weekend.
And Walters revealed that 77 percent of West Ham fans wanted Allardyce out of his role as manager of the first team.
But does Allardyce really deserve the scorn being placed on him by West Ham supporters?
Jason Burt of The Daily Telegraph noted that £40 million had been spent on a Hammers forward line that brought in just four Premier League goals before Saturday's match.
Andy Carroll, of course, has the excuse of being injured for much of the campaign, but there is no such mitigation for Stewart Downing, Matt Jarvis and Modibo Maiga.
Financially, West Ham have more reason than most to ensure their place in the top flight.
The East London club will relocate from Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford in 2016 where a capacity of 54,000 will be waiting and, more importantly, will need filling.
It is arguable that if any other club in the lower reaches of the top flight were looking for the right manager to guide it away from danger, it would be Allardyce.
The former Bolton Wanderers boss took the Reebok Stadium club out of the Championship and into Europe during his tenure, but it was the steady progress of the team in that span which caught the eye.
After a disappointing spell at Newcastle United, Allardyce took Blackburn Rovers to a cup final and steered the club to 10th place before being axed when Venky's took the Ewood Park club.
The fall of both Bolton and Blackburn since Allardyce left has been spectacular, and it seems that only this season have the downward spirals really been halted.
Allardyce has not helped his own cause at West Ham with his actions toward the fans who jeered after the win over Hull City in March, as BBC Sport reported.
That incident occurred just a month after the Hammers boss was named manager of the month for February after a run of four league wins from four.
However, while those wins effectively spared West Ham from the drop, the team failed to build on them and has since lost seven of its last 10 league matches.
That record is likely to see the West Ham board question the manager's role in the summer, but Allardyce still deserves the respect of the Upton Park fans for his achievement in taking the club back to the top flight after one season and steadying a team which was still reeling from Avram Grant's time in charge.
Believability Meter: High
A parting of the ways between Allardyce and West Ham looks to be in the cards if the Mirror report is to be believed.
But there will be no shortage of clubs looking at the former Bolton and Blackburn boss in the future, considering his track record in the Premier League.