8 Jan 2011

West Ham manager unfazed by speculation

8:35 am on 8 January 2011

West Ham football manager Avram Grant says he's unfazed by speculation over his future at Upton Park, saying he had the backing of the English club's owners after talks with co-chairman David Gold.

The Hammers slumped to bottom of the Premier League this week after a 5-0 drubbing by Newcastle, with reports suggesting Grant's future hinged on the outcome of upcoming FA Cup and League Cup matches.

Grant says he's also puzzled by the questions over his future after an encouraging run of results over the Christmas and New Year fixture list which saw the club earn eight points from a possible 12.