Grant - I'm not scared of sack

Israeli confident of turning things around

Grant: Confident of improvement

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Avram Grant is relaxed about his managerial position at West Ham and does not fear the sack despite the club being rock bottom of the Premier League.

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The Hammers boss has seen his managerial career at Upton Park get off to a sorry start having picked up just eight points from 12 games - a total which sees them already four points adrift from safety.

Grant has won just one of those Premier League encounters and there has been speculation that defeat in the next fixture against Blackpool could be the final nail in the coffin.

But the former Chelsea and Portsmouth man is continuing to remain calm despite his side's terrible start and insists he is confident he can turn things around.

"I'm not worried about this. I'm worried about the team. We are doing well and that's what is important," he told The Sun.

"That is what is important to me - not talk about my position. I understand it though.

"We have a target for the season but we didn't speak about specific targets for this game.

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"If you look at the team, in two months or a month-and-a-half from now, you will see this club will not be in this position.

"I'm sure about this and that's what's important. You want to win every game."

He went on: "I am confident because I see the team and their performances.

"If the mentality wasn't so good, then I wouldn't be confident. If I thought the players weren't trying to give everything then maybe I could lose the confidence."

However that same faith has not been shared by two of the side's most influential players, Scott Parker and Kieron Dyer, who felt West Ham struggled to hold on to a lead following their 2-2 midweek draw against West Brom.

"It is important to say the right things to the media but more to do them on the pitch. Parker and Dyer did the right things on the pitch," Grant said.

"My players are giving everything. There are always mistakes and if you concede a goal you can say it was a mistake."

What will be the outcome in the match West Ham vs Blackpool?

  • West Ham
  • Draw
  • Blackpool