Manuel Pellegrini is set to be sacked by West Ham if they lose Saturday’s Premier League match against Southampton.
The Hammers have so far lost seven of their last nine league games after they were beaten 3-1 by Arsenal on Monday.
Now they sit 16th in the Premier League table and are one point and two places ahead of Southampton.
They don’t play for twelve days after the game at St Mary’s Stadium with their game against Liverpool postponed due to the Reds playing in the Club World Cup.
With that in mind, should West Ham lose at the weekend, those at the top of the club could be forced to axe Pellegrini, find a replacement for him and let the new boss settle in within the short break the club have before they play West Ham on Boxing Day.
The Chilean boss was booed by home fans when he chose to substitute Felipe Anderson with Sebastian Haller shortly after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had doubled Arsenal’s lead at the London Stadium.
Anderson wasn’t pleased and ended up blaming himself for failing to score this term despite starting all 15 of West Ham’s Premier League matches. He got nine for the Hammers last season.
He said: “This is the worst phase I have been going through with the team.
“When I arrived it was hard but we started winning and I started to show my potential by helping the team with goals, assists and dribbles, and right now things are not working out as we want.
“Things have to improve and I have to improve to be able to help the team.
“As I always say, this is a collective game. If I don’t score and the team wins, I’m happy, but if I don’t score and the team loses and I couldn’t help the team as I want to, it’s difficult.
“Monday’s match was a very negative result and one that we didn’t expect because we were at home and because we had played well in the previous two matches.
“But we know that we need to keep working hard to get out of this situation.”
After finding out that Manuel Pellegrini is set to be sacked by West Ham should his side lose to Southampton at the weekend, fans took to express their frustrations, some hope the Saints win and others questioned why the club should wait – see those tweets the next page.