Paolo Di Canio has admitted that he wants to manage in the Premier League, and this has lead to an obvious connection to West Ham United.
However, there is no chance that the West Ham board will do anything before the season has finished. The Hammers are having a disastrous run of form, having won only two league games from the last 12. If they weren’t considered relegation candidates before, the defeat to a Gareth Bale wonder goal on Monday night has most certainly placed them in the mix.
Sam Allardyce has done a good job so far, taking West Ham up from the Championship with a win against Blackpool in the tense Wembley play-off final at the end of last season, and it is only because of the recent bad run that supporters have lost sight of the early season form that has so far kept them above the relegation zone.
Of course, Di Canio is a West Ham legend, and there is a lot of support from a large section of supporters who would love to see his emotional love for West Ham on the sidelines urging the team on. That said, Allardyce must be given the chance to see the job through – which is to make sure that West Ham are in the fixture list for the 13-14 Premier League season.
Then, and only then, can the board sit back and decide on the future for the club. West Ham is almost certain to move into the London Olympic Stadium, and do not want to be playing there in the Championship.