West Ham are considering replacing manager David Moyes if they lose at home to Everton on Saturday.
Moyes is under pressure with his side having picked up just one point from their past seven league games.
While it is acknowledged Moyes has done a good job, much more was expected after West Ham spent £160m in last summer’s transfer window.
They are currently 18th and only goal difference is keeping them off the bottom of the table.
In the past two seasons, West Ham have finished seventh and sixth under Moyes.
Analysis: Goodwill for Moyes’ achievements about to run out?
Sky Sports’ Ron Walker:
“West Ham have been more patient with David Moyes than many clubs who financed their transfer spending last summer would have been.
“The Scot’s sensational performances against the odds over the last couple of years have earned him fans in the stands and the boardroom at the London Stadium, as well as a historic run to the Europa League semi-finals.
“But as Moyes and the Hammers have looked to build on that success with players they believe can continue their pursuit of European football, progress has badly faltered this season to the point where the manager could pay with his job.
“Lucas Paqueta has shown his quality in moments but many expected Moyes to get more out of the club-record signing.
“Injuries to other arrivals, Nayef Aguerd in particular, have made it harder for the manager to build momentum in his squad but there has also been a sense that he hasn’t been clear on how to get the best out of this evolving squad.
“Formation changes and eyebrow-raising personnel selections have frustrated a West Ham fanbase who took their time to grow to Moyes, but are close to losing patience if their winless run extends to eight games on Saturday.”
West Ham upcoming fixtures
January 21: Everton (h)
January 28: Derby (a) – FA Cup
February 4: Newcastle (a) – live on Sky Sports
February 11: Chelsea (h)
February 19: Tottenham (a) – live on Sky Sports
February 25: Nottm Forest (h)
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