The Telegraph journalist John Percy has claimed that the West Bromwich Albion hierarchy may have a tough decision to make following the upcoming Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Baggies secured automatic promotion from the Championship this summer and manager Slaven Bilic duly made a move for Karlan Grant from Huddersfield, along with securing permanent deals for on-loan duo Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira.

Such incomings have failed to garner a Premier League victory so far this term, though, and the pressure is now firmly on the Croatian as West Brom lie in the relegation zone.

Facing Jose Mourinho’s Spurs this weekend, Bilic’s men have an uphill battle to secure a first win, given that the north London side sit third and are only two points off league leaders Liverpool.

Touching on the Baggies’ current struggles, Percy claimed that a defeat to Spurs could see the club make a ‘huge decision’ ahead of the next international break.

“A Heavy defeat and poor performance against Tottenham on Sunday will leave the board with a huge decision to make before the international break,” Percy said.

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This early in the season, sacking Bilic could be a bit hasty. The former West Ham boss was key to the club’s promotion last term and he deserves to be given a bit more time to get things back on track.

A small transfer budget has seen the Midlands club struggle to bolster their squad and it may be better if Bilic is given until at least the New Year. However, by then it could be too little too late if results continue to flounder.