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Avram Grant has three games to avoid West Ham sack

Avram Grant has three games to save his job at West Ham United.

The Sunday Mirror says the Hammers are pointless and bottom of the Premier League after their opening three matches of the new campaign.

It has led to growing unrest among supporters who are fast running out of patience with Grant, who was appointed on a four year contract in June.

Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are also targets for the fans' fury.

The West Ham fans' ­internet message boards are laden with criticism and furious fans are bombarding radio stations.

Grant, who resigned from ­relegated Portsmouth at the end of last season, has become ­agitated by West Ham's failure to sign key players.

As the transfer window closed last week he claimed the ­Hammers' financial position put paid to several proposed deals at the last minute.

After inheriting a spendthrift club following the days of ­Icelandic ownership, the ­Gold-Sullivan hierarchy have insisted on bringing a hard-headed business approach.

But it's likely to be the Israeli coach's head on the block if the club fail to get points and goals in their next three fixtures.

And even though his contract runs to 2014, there is a specified pay-off within the deal.

The next visitors to Upton Park are free-scoring Premier League leaders Chelsea, ­followed by a tough trip to Stoke. They then face Sunderland in the Carling Cup before the visit of Tottenham on September 25.

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