West Ham United are drawing up contingency plans if they're relegated this season.
Hammers must shell out £3million to get rid of Gianfranco Zola and his No 2 Steve Clarke.
The Sun says former West Ham boss Alan Pardew could be a shock target to take over.
The Southampton chief, who was axed in 2006, led Hammers to promotion five years ago and is well liked by the new regime.
Blackpool's Ian Holloway is another likely candidate.