West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is not in 'imminent danger' from being removed as the club's head coach, despite the worst possible start to the 2018/19 season, according to reports.
Rumours have emerged that West Ham's hierarchy are already weighing up their options ahead of the international break, and are considering parting ways with the former Premier League champion.
Removing Pellegrini would see West Ham follow in the footsteps of London rivals Crystal Palace, a club who showed Frank de Boer the exit door at Selhurst Park after four defeats on the bounce at the start of last season.
The former Manchester City manager splashed the cash during the summer and brought a new sense of optimism to London Stadium before the start of the campaign, but with West Ham currently sitting bottom of the table, even star forward Marko Arnautović conceded the club are in "big trouble."
What could make things worse for Pellegrini is their run of fixtures after the international break. Firstly, West Ham face a trip to Goodison Park where they will come up against Everton. Chelsea and Manchester United will then travel to London Stadium to round of September's fixtures.
Although the club then face a winnable match on the road to Brighton & Hove Albion, another three defeats could see Pellegrini moved on before West Ham travel to the Amex Stadium in October.