By Harvey Byrne

Slaven Bilic has been made the new favourite in the Premier League sack race after Swansea axed Francesco Guidolin on Monday.

Betting company Sky Bet price West Ham manager Bilic at 7/4 to be the next managerial departure.

Falling behind Bilic is Sunderland boss David Moyes standing at 3/1, while West Brom’s Tony Pulis is valued at 9/2 and Stoke’s Mark Hughes 9/1.

West Ham have started the season in poor form, with an early exit out of the Europa League alongside their current 18th placed position in the Premier League.

It is certainly not the start Hammers fans would have wanted in their new London Stadium home, while also adding eleven senior players to their squad in the summer.

The most high profile incoming being Simone Zaza in a loan deal from Juventus, but the Italy international is still searching for his first goal in five appearances.

The Hammers last suffered relegation to the Championship during the 2010-11 campaign under Avram Grant, which saw them finish bottom of the league.

West Ham will be keen not to put in a repeat performance and will be looking to turn around their form in the next league game against Crystal Palace after the international break.

In other West Ham news, Danny Higginbotham has claimed the Hammers are missing forward duo Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho during their current run of poor form.