Last Updated: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:15
David Gold says he can't understand why Sam Allardyce believes he'll be sacked if the club fail to return to the Premier League.
Allardyce has repeatedly declared that he is under intense pressure and he knows he has to take the club into the Premier League or face the boot.
But Gold - speaking exclusively to deadcertsdaily - made it clear that he has never put any pressure of that kind upon his manager.
"He said: "There is no pre-emptive situation in place to suggest that will happen. I don't know who told him that - perhaps it was the tea lady. It's not true!.
"Some managers walk away if they don't achieve what they expect of themselves, others do indeed get sacked but there's no situation of that kind involving Sam Allardyce and West Ham United I can assure you."
The Hammers recorded their fifth home draw against Middlesbrough at Upton Park on Tuesday and are unbeaten in nine matches but Gold had gone into the game declaring it was a "must win" affair and that he wanted the fans to stop booing the team's performances at home.
Neither of his hopes were fulfilled with a section of the crowd booing the team off at half time and full time after Bert Ogbecho equalised Abdoulaye Faye's fortunate opener.
The late goal ensured that the Hammers remain in the play-off zone and facing an end of season lottery which Gold doesn't want.
He told deadcerts ahead of last night's game: "We want automatic promotion. Anything can happen in the play-offs. I don't need that."
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