Sam Allardyce is battling to keep hold of his job at West Ham United.

The Mirror says Big Sam has been left in no doubt that results must improve quickly - or he could be sacked.

And a daunting fixture list lies ahead, with Liverpool, Sunderland, Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal their next five games.

West Ham's owners are being supportive publicly, but behind the scenes there is frustration at the poor results.

Co-owner David Sullivan is prepared to back Allardyce in January - but there will have to be an improvement between now and then.

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