David Moyes was left looking over his shoulder as a loss to Wolves moved West Ham into the Premier League relegation zone.
The Hammers have now lost six and drawn their last seven league games, with Daniel Podence’s second-half winner prompting another 1-0 defeat.
Things got even worse for Moyes as fellow relegation fighters Nottingham Forest continued their comeback to beat Leicester 2-0, moving five points clear of West Ham with straight wins.
Meanwhile, Southampton’s 2-1 win over Everton lifted them to 15 points with Saints, Toffees and Hammers all tried at the foot of the table.
Oddschecker currently has Everton’s Frank Lampard as favorites to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job, but Moyes is close behind.
The Scot guided the London side to one of their best seasons in recent years last time out, finishing seventh in the Premier League, while advancing to the Europa League semi-finals.
This season, while they have six wins from six games in the Europa Conference League, West Ham have lost 12 games in all competitions – on just one occasion in his time as Irons manager, Moyes has lost more games in a campaign, and it’s only January.
Speaking ahead of the latest defeat, Moyes said: “I think it happens quite often [that teams drop off after a successful season].
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“You see teams winning the Premier League and they find it quite difficult next year to win it back-to-back.
“I think for clubs like us, at West Ham and even my time at Everton, while you’re trying to develop it and improve it and bring in new players, it can take a bit of time.”
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