The Sunday Mirror says Pardew will be a shock contender for the West Ham managerâ€™s job â€“ if they sack Allardyce.
The Newcastle boss is a close friend of Hammers co-owner David Gold and was in charge of the Hammers from 2003 until 2006 under a previous regime. Pardewâ€™s family home is still in London.
West Hamâ€™s co-owners Gold and David Sullivan are keen to back Allardyce, as they would have to pay him Â£4million in compensation if they fire him.
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