Cape Town - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's career at the club is on the line as they host West Ham on Sunday.
Manchester City was level on points with Chelsea on January 1 and perfectly
placed for a shot at defending its title.
Three and a half months later, the
champions are stuttering in fourth place with four losses in its last six
league games and doubts growing over whether they can even stay in the
Champions League places.
City are now four points above fifth-place Liverpool heading into a
home match against West Ham United.
Another loss, against a side with just one win since mid-January, could have dire consequences for City manager Manuel Pellegrini, whose
position is under even greater scrutiny following Jurgen Klopp's announcement
on Wednesday that he will be ending his seven-year spell with Borussia Dortmund
at the end of the season.