West Ham have confirmed that their squad has been given three days off this week.
Following a weekend defeat at home to Stoke, West Ham are now only out of the Premier League drop-zone on goal difference.
But Gianfranco Zola has opted to give his side a break ahead of the weekend's clash with Everton.
"Mr Zola has gone to Sardinia. He's given the players three days off to freshen up for the Everton game, they are back training on Wednesday," said co-owner David Sullivan - who again stressed that Zola being sacked was not an option they were looking at.
"The Board will be most surprised if he isn't coaching the team this week.
"We had a very amicable meeting with him after the match on Saturday and he indicated nothing to the contrary."
Zola still very much has the support of his players, with Mido and Robert Green both insisting they are behind their boss.
"We tried hard against Stoke but it didn't work and we are very disappointed," said Mido.
"I look at the faces of the players in the dressing room and I don't see anyone who thinks they are in a team which will get relegated."
Green added: "West Ham have been in worse positions at this point of the season. Now we have to dig in and fight.
"We are all behind the manager. He is a great man and great manager.
"I think we have a very good chance of staying up."
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