Upton Park boss living on borrowed time.
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West Ham must win at least one of the relegation-threatened club’s next three games or manager Avram Grant will be sacked, BBC Sport understands.
Time is running out for the 55 year-old Israeli, who has just one win in 11 matches, with the club three points adrift at the bottom of the table,
West Ham play Blackburn away on Saturday, then Fulham away on Boxing Day before meeting Everton.
A source said this allows the club to make best use of the transfer window.
“If we didn’t win once by the turn of the year then there would have to be a change before the start of the January transfer window to give a new manager a chance to make the changes he wanted,” the senior source told BBC Sport. (BBC Sport)
In the month that has seen Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers dispense with the services of the likes of Chris Hughton and Sam Allardyce respectively, it was inevitable that attention would switch back to West Ham boss Avram Grant.
There has been much speculation about previous ultimatum’s laid at the Israeli’s door and this latest one could well be the most crucial one yet. There is no doubt that West Ham are struggling but it is also true that the east London club have not had the rub of the green and in many ways the Premier League table is showing something of a false picture in terms of efforts and performances on the pitch. However, that said, the table doesn’t lie and Grant is running out of time.
The three games in question are by no means unwinnable but every game of late has been a struggle and a win seems tough to come by. The odds appear to be against the former Portsmouth and Chelsea manager being in his Upton Park post come January.
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