West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini will be given today’s game against Chelsea and the match versus Wolves on Wednesday night in order to turn the club’s fortunes around, according to the Daily Mail.
The Hammers have not won since September, following a run of seven games without a win, and the board have begun to lose patience with the current man in charge.
Pellegrini still has 18 months left on the lucrative three-year deal that he signed back in May 2018 but the Irons could call time on his tenure as manager if the team slip into the relegation zone after the next two matches.
The West Ham hierarchy are said to be hesitant about paying the £6.5m compensation that will be required to dispense with the Chilean’s services, but it would be seen as a small price to pay to prevent dropping out of the top flight.
A shortlist of candidates to replace Pellegrini has reportedly already been drawn up with Eddie Howe, Sean Dyche and David Moyes all in contention.