Paul Clement is set for showdown talks with Swansea City's owners to discuss the club's horrendous start to the 2017/18 season.
The Swans have picked up only two wins from 11 Premier League matches this term, and have netted just seven times in those encounters ahead of the upcoming packed festive fixture schedule.
With Swansea only propped up by Crystal Palace in the standings, the Daily Mirror has alleged that Clement will be discuss the club's form and potential player recruitment with co-owner Steve Kaplan, who will be at Turf Moor on Saturday for the away trip to high-flying Burnley.
Clement's time in charge in South Wales has started to come under increasing pressure due to the manner of performances this term, but Swansea's quick turnover in managers could ensure that he is afforded more time to turn things around.
Swansea have had five different bosses - permanent or interim - in the past 13 months and the club's hierarchy are determined to end the fractious state of affairs in the managerial hot seat.
Defeat to Sean Dyche's Clarets would only pile the pressure on Clement's shoulders but, whilst some Swans fans may call for his departure, the 45-year-old may be afforded the opportunity to haul his side up the table in the next month or so.
Doing so would, ironically, allow Swansea to try and earmark a potential replacement if they decided to sever ties with Clement if results fail to improve but the ex-Chelsea and Bayern assistant will plough on for the time being regardless of the scrutiny on him.
Many supporters have put the club's failure to sign replacements for Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente as the main factor behind their team's 19th-placed standing.
It would take all of Clement's might and persuasion to bring in the new recruits who could help lift Swansea away from danger and maintain their top flight status at the season's end if he was afforded the chance to buy new players in January.