Roberto Mancini is the man West Ham want if Slaven Bilic fails to halt the team’s slump.

The 3-0 defeat against Brighton at the London Stadium on Friday left the Hammers hovering just above the relegation zone – and the fans enraged.

Tens of thousands left before the end and a handful, who stayed, tried to confront co-chairman David Sullivan.

Bilic now faces two London derbies – the League Cup tie at Tottenham on Wednesday and a crunch league game at fellow strugglers Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park next Saturday.

A defeat at Palace could see Bilic on his way, with an approach for Mancini likely to follow.