Matthew Upson insists manager Alan Curbishley has the full backing of the West Ham United squad.
Curbishley has come in for criticism regarding his transfer dealings after big-money flop Freddie Ljungberg was released last week.
There have been suggestions that Curbishley is fighting for his job and that there is a split in the Hammers' dressing room.
But, ahead of the opening game of the season against Wigan on Saturday, Upson confirmed Curbishley has the support of the players.
"Curbs seems a bit more relaxed and he most definitely has the backing of the players," said Upson in The Sun.
"I can understand why he is under criticism. He's taken a job at a football club who had a huge financial injection.
"People expected big things at this place and, so far, those massive things have not been delivered.
"But people need to be aware that it is a process and no matter how much money you throw in, there has to be a foundation."