West Ham CEO Karren Brady has sent Slaven Bilic a warning shot prior to his side's crucial match against relegation zoned Swansea City, according to ​Football London.

With only nine league wins this season and five points clear of the relegation zone the Hammers face a season defining game on Saturday afternoon which could see them move to only two points above the drop zone.  

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Despite the Hammers board backing Billic throughout the season Brady has turned the pressure valve tighter around the 48-year-old in the lead up to the match.

Brady said​: “I would be lying if I denied there is growing anxiety. We fully support Slaven and expect him to turn things around. But it’s at moments like this we have to understand football, totally, is a results business.”

A clear warning issued: improve results or you will be moved on.

With the ruthlessness of modern football centring around wins on the board managers are more often than not singled out for the performances of their team.

However, with just one win in their last seven at the London Stadium in all competitions a loss on Saturday could see an unwanted record of six consecutive Premier League defeats - the clubs worst run since early 2010.

A dramatic fall would not have been in the grand plans when the Hammers left Upton Park last season after securing Europa League football and moving into the 80,00 capacity London Stadium, and the prospect of relegation will not be tolerated by the West Ham board.