Former Sunderland manager Chris Coleman could be on the verge of being unemployed again with current club Hebei China Fortune set to sack the Welshman according to reports by The Sun.

The 48-year-old took charge at Langfang Stadium last summer but has come in for criticism from the club’s supporters with Hebei China Fortune currently occupying the second relegation place in the Chinese Super League.

Coleman has won just seven of his 30 matches in charge of Hebei China Fortune while he has guided the club to just one victory in nine league matches so far this season. The club’s poor form has seen fans protest for Coleman’s sacking and those above him could now wield the axe as they look to remain in the Chinese top flight.

The Welshman’s last job in the English Football League was at Sunderland  where he spent five months last season. Coleman was handed the task of keeping The Black Cats in the Sky Bet Championship but failed miserably as the Wearsiders finished bottom of the table.

Sunderland opted to release Coleman from his contract at The Stadium of Light at the end of last season upon the completion of a takeover deal for the club. He quickly returned to management in the Chinese Super League but all has not gone to plan for the former Welsh international defender.