West Ham publicly back Avram Grant

West Ham say they are committed to retaining manager Avram Grant after weeks of speculation over his future at Upton Park.

Avram Grant remains in limbo at West Ham

West Ham were mulling over the future of Avram Grant today as David Gold and David Sullivan came under attack for their failure to end speculation about the manager's increasingly precarious position.

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Avram Grant remains focussed on West Ham

Avram Grant feels he owes it to the West Ham squad to carry on doing his job and focus on football matters until someone tells him otherwise.

Cloud builds over Grant but the storm doesn't break

Avram Grant's position was still shrouded in confusion last night after the embattled West Ham manager gave a quixotic response to rumours of his impending dismissal. Grant arrived at Upton Park yesterday amid fevered speculation that he would be fired after the tea-time match with Arsenal. Yet after his team meekly surrendered to a 3-0 defeat he largely evaded the issue.

Grant: I'd quit if I felt we could go down

Avram Grant's position at Upton Park has appeared precarious since last week's heavy defeat at Newcastle, yet the West Ham United manager insists there would have been a change already if he felt his team were likely to be relegated.

Scott Parker gives backing to under-pressure Avram Grant

West Ham star Scott Parker insists all the players are behind under-pressure boss Avram Grant, who strengthened his defensive options with the loan signature of Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge last night.

Bridge arrives but Grant's future remains in the balance

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Alex McLeish has sympathy for under pressure Avram Grant

Alex McLeish admits to having every sympathy for Avram Grant in his battle to cling on to his job as West Ham manager.

Matthew Upson wants West Ham to discover form that beat Manchester United

Matthew Upson has called on his West Ham team-mates to conjure up the same spirit which beat Manchester United as they look to take a step closer to Wembley in the first leg of their Carling Cup semi-final against Birmingham at Upton Park tonight.

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LMA call for end to 'scapegoat' mentality

The chief executive of the League Managers Association has encouraged clubs to adopt standard workplace guidelines in a bid to reduce the number of managers losing their jobs.

Alan Pardew praises Newcastle hat-trick hero Leon Best

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew watched striker Leon Best prove there is Barclays Premier League talent in the npower Championship as he tore West Ham apart.

End game? Results leave managers under pressure

Hodgson stares into abyss, while Ancelotti, Houllier and Grant also facing uncertain futures after disappointing defeats

Grant puts faith in lucky Hammers scarf

Avram Grant, the West Ham manager, is refusing to ditch his lucky scarf for tonight's match at Newcastle United after wearing it during his team's three-match unbeaten run over the Christmas schedule.

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