Life at the London Stadium has proved to be thoroughly miserable for the West Ham United fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern this season.
While their move to a new home was supposed to herald a new era for the Hammers, this season has been a complete disaster amid problems both on and off the pitch in east London.
So, there’s been little surprise amongst our punters to read reports from the Daily Telegraph. They claim that those behind the scenes at the club are plotting a contingency plan to replace manager Slaven Bilic should the Irons lose to Swansea City this weekend.
While Bilic retains the support of most of the fans in the bar, losing to the Swans would seriously drag West Ham into the relegation battle and the report suggests it could be the end for the Croatian.
According to the story, academy director Terry Westley could reportedly be considered for the job in the event of Bilic’s potential sacking, though the drinkers here in the Tavern hope the current boss sees the season through.