Upton Park boss out in the cold.
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West Ham are “committed to retaining Avram Grant as manager” after reports had linked Martin O’Neill with his job.
BBC Sport understands that O’Neill, who left Aston Villa in August, decided over the weekend against taking up any offer to succeed the 55-year-old.
West Ham are bottom of the Premier League but have won three of their last six games under Grant.
But a club statement said “potential transfer targets” were being identified in a bid to stave off relegation. (BBC Sport)
Whilst there is no denying that Avram Grant is not doing a very good job at Upton Park and probably deserves the sack there is a groundswell of opinion that shows that the Israeli is getting a lot of support for the way he has dealt with being undermined by the East London club’s board.
Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have made a right mess of the situation, refusing to either back the boss or bring in someone new, until now that is. This really just adds further evidence to show how those who run West Ham have no idea how to do so.
They have only moved now because their first choice successor to Grant, Martin O’Neill, turned down their approach (Which appeared to be done via the media). So now when they decide to show support to the club embattled boss they look even more feeble and clueless than before.
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