The next throw of the dice, the return of Di Canio?

Paolo di Canio could be set for a sensational return to Upton Park as West Ham look to freshen up their survival bid.

The Hammers are rooted to the foot of the Premier League after taking just six points from a possible 30 under the guidance of Avram Grant.

Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold insisted they are behind Grant but admitted: ‘We will have to change something if results don’t improve.’

Di Canio has been studying for his coaching qualifications back in his native Italy and has been linked with a move back to the Hammers.

The former Celtic forward was a fans’ favourite in east London between 1999 and 2003.

Meanwhile Sullivan has demanded his team take at least seven points from their next four games against Birmingham, West Bromwich, Blackpool and Liverpool.

He said: ‘I’m looking for at least seven points from the match at Birmingham followed by West Brom and Blackpool next week and then Liverpool away. If we don’t achieve that goal, we know we have a real problem and that we have to shuffle the pack – and bring some players in next January.

‘If Avram wants help we’ll bring it in, we will look at all possibilities. It might be that we bring in a new striking coach to help the manager, a former player.

‘I don’t believe we look like a relegation side but there comes a point when the table doesn’t lie and you have to say that, if we continue like this, there’s no way out. In that case we have to change things. We may not make it better but we can’t stay the way we are.’

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