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West Ham keeping the faith in Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce has received a vote of confidence from West Ham's co-owner David Gold. The billionaire has told Allardyce that he will be in charge at the end of the season, regardless of whether or not the Hammers continue to struggle in the league.

Many Hammers fans have called for Allardyce to be fired as soon as possible after a poor run of results. However, a 2-0 win over Cardiff City away from home has done much to improve the chances of Allardyce keeping his job.

Off the field, Allardyce is still given the full responsibility of the day to day running of football affairs at Upton Park and now the owner David Gold has come out and told reporters very openly that he would not be firing Allardyce.

When asked if Allardyce would be charge come the end of the season, Gold responded: "Absolutely. Listen, you can never say never about anything but what I would say to you is that our judgement is that Sam is the man that we brought in. He has done everything we have asked of him."

Allardyce is currently 4/1 to lose his job at Upton Park before the end of the season and many expect the Hammers to appoint a new coach if West Ham lose their next two games.