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West Ham United are believed to be planning to get rid of manager Avram Grant, despite the team's recent 'Save our Season' victory over Wigan Athletic.

The Hammers have for some time been struggling in the relegation zone, and have been unable to rise from the foot of the table. Saturday's win over the Latics was only their second of the season in the Premier League, where they have garnered only 12 points from their 15 games to date.

Now The People reports that the east London club are waiting to find the right replacement, at which point the Israeli gaffer - previously in charge at Chelsea and Portsmouth - will be relieved of his duties.

Glenn Hoddle and Cardiff City's Dave Jones are both believed to be potential candidates to take charge at the Boleyn Ground.

West Ham's vice-chairman, Karren Brady, gave Grant the board's dreaded vote of confidence as recently as November 16.

She told the BBC: "Not only is he going to keep his job, but we also accept that we have responsibility. We are the board, we put our hands in our pockets."

Asked whether Grant would still be in his post at the end of the season, Brady replied: "Almost definitely, yes."

That "almost" could now take on added significance.

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