Avram Given Three Games
The BBC are reporting that Avram Grant has been told that West Ham must win one of their next three games or he will be sacked. That seems a very low target to me. If we are to escape relegation then I think we will need to start winning more than one in three games against the sides in the bottom half of the table.
The BBC also report that Sam Allardyce is being considered as a replacement. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. Personally I think it is probably time that Grant was replaced. However I would find it very hard supporting a team managed by Fat Sam.
Allardyce is possibly West Ham's best chance of avoiding relegation this year. I've no doubt that there will be very little money to bring in new players in January. Therefore appointing a manager with years of experience of keeping average teams in the English Premier League could be the only means to ensure the club's position in the top flight.
The present owners have often warned that the current finances at the club mean that relegation for West Ham could lead to financial melt down. In these circumstances it does look like Allardyce is the most prudent appointment that the club could make.
I'm not sure then why a big part of me would rather see West Ham go to the wall than face the prospect of having Allardyce in charge. Man, this season is depressing.