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Alan Pardew does not think he will be sacked if West Ham fail to beat Leicester City in Sky Sports' live Friday night fixture. The Hammers boss is under pressure after a 1-1 draw with struggling Crewe Alexandra that leaves the East Londoners in seventh place, level on points with Sheffield United. There have been some sounds of discontent from the Upton Park faithful but Pardew is adamant he can still obtain promotion via the play-offs.
Pressure mounted further on West Ham manager Alan Pardew after The Hammers could only manage a 2-2 draw with ten-man Leicester on Friday night. The Hammers twice came from behind with two goals from Teddy Sheringham, but were left to rue a late penalty miss from Marlon Harewood which cost them maximum points. The draw leaves The Hammers outside the play-off places, and the East Londoners will be kicking themselves after letting victory slip through their fingers in a game they dominated for long spells.
Tony Cottee has confirmed he is part of a consortium interested in buying West Ham.The Championship side are chasing a play-off place and the takeover story is to break in the Sunday newspapers.
"Basically, I can't say I'm happy having to sit here and chat with you," the former Hammers hit-man told Sky Sports News.
"Certain sections of the media have got hold of the story that is about to break.