By Dominic Toner
Slaven Bilic has three games to save his West Ham job, according to a report.
The Sun claim that the Croatian manager must win at least one of the matches against Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace or Sunderland to stay in charge at the London club.
The report details that the Hammers chiefs don’t want to be playing catch up later in the season so will be forced into swinging the axe if the horror trot continues for another three matches.
West Ham fell to their fourth successive Premier League loss of the season on Sunday to Southampton.
The 3-0 defeat leave them in the relegation zone with just three points after six games.
The club’s only success in the league came in a narrow 1-0 victory against Bournemouth but the recent drop in form has coincided with their move to the London Stadium.
West Ham enjoyed a successful final season at the Boleyn Ground last year and finished seventh in the Premier League, meaning they qualified for the Europa League.
Bilic’s side have already been eliminated from Europe by Romanian side Astra Giurgiu in the qualifiers and have continued to struggle domestically.
The Hammers have been without several key players such as Andy Carroll and Aaron Cresswell through injury but even talisman Dimitri Payet has been struggling since his return.
West Ham’s next match against Middlesbrough appears to be a must-win game and they will hope home advantage will count.
Fixtures against Palace and Sunderland will take place after the international break and may give Bilic more time to get his side back to form.
In other West Ham news, Jamie Redknapp has slammed the club’s player for being like a kid in the playground.