West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is safe for the time being - but could still be axed, according to the Daily Mail.

The 59-year-old met with the club's owners today to discuss the 2013/14 season and it was expected Allardyce would be relieved of his duties as Hammers boss after seeing the side slip from tenth place a year ago to 13th this term.

However the former Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers boss has been granted a reprieve for the time being.

Under pressure from the club's disgruntled support, Allardyce could still be sacked as soon as next week, report the Mail.

Booed by the Upton Park faithful following a 2-1 victory over Hull City in March, the opposition to Allardyce's style of play has grown in the weeks that have followed and a recent poll indicated that more than two thirds of voters would favour a change of manager.

Despite that, the Dudley-born boss has clung onto his job for the time being.