David Moyes reportedly faces the sack if West Ham lose this weekend.
Moyes, who is in his second spell as Hammers boss, is under pressure after the defeat at Totttenham on Saturday left his side in the Premier League relegation zone.
That increased speculation over his future – and The Times reports that the Scot is likely to be dismissed if West Ham lose at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
The Daily Mail, meanwhile, reports that former Liverpool and Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is interested in taking over at the London Stadium.
Speaking to the BBC after Sunday’s derby defeat, Moyes admitted that a lack of creativity in the final third of the pitch has continued to be a problem.
He said: “It’s been a problem all season, we haven’t been able to create.
“You look at our goals-for and we have not scored enough. We need Antonio, Bowen, Benrahma, Ings and Scamacca to get amongst the goals.”
But Moyes insisted that he still has the backing of the players and that they are up for the fight to get the club away from trouble.
He said: “We’ve been here before so I’m sure we can do it again but looking forward to the players who are joining me in the fight because that is going to be noticeable in the weeks to come. They’re all for it.”