Avram Grant hangs on at West Ham but No 2 Zeljko Petrovic faces boot

22 November 2010 07:40
Heading for the axe: Hammers No 2 Petrovic[LNB]West Ham are on the brink of sacking Avram Grant's No 2 Zeljko Petrovic. [LNB]Grant, who is under pressure with the Hammers rock bottom of the Barclays Premier League, is set to lose his right-hand man, who failed to win over the players. [LNB]Paul Groves and Kevin Keen prepared West Ham in pre-season but Montenegrin Petrovic was appointed above them just two weeks before the season started. [LNB]Yet, the 45-year-old was not welcomed in the dressing room by the players, who have become disillusioned by their poor start to the season. [LNB]Despite facing a relegation battle, West Ham have so far stood by Grant. [LNB]Sections of the travelling support at Liverpool, where they lost 3-0 on Saturday, called for his sacking. [LNB]But vice-chairwoman Karren Brady has insisted that Grant will not be axed. [LNB]The defeat at Liverpool means Grant has only won once in 14 games and Petrovic will now pay the price. [LNB]Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold could bring in new defensive and striking coaches to aid Grant. [LNB]West Ham, who are five points adrift of safety, face fellow strugglers Wigan on Saturday in what is already a must-win match. [LNB] Misery on Merseyside: Dirjk Kuyt scores a penalty in Liverpool's 3-0 win[LNB] Liverpool 3 West Ham 0: Grant is safe for the time being, says chairman GoldMatch Zone: Everything you need to know about Saturday's actionWatch all the Premier League goals every week on our brilliant Yahoo video playerWEST HAM UNITED FC

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