Sport Giuseppe Sannino

The Italian, who was sacked by Chievo in November, has seen his odds of becoming manager at Vicarage Road cut dramatically

Fulham did nothing wrong, admits Zola

Gianfranco Zola's inability to see eye to eye with his employers took a new twist when the Italian yesterday effectively branded West Ham United's official complaint that Fulham fielded a weakened team against a relegation rival a complete waste of time.

Green defends 'hamstrung' Zola

England goalkeeper Robert Green insists the team are behind Gianfranco Zola after the West Ham boss vowed to stay on and keep the club in the Barclays Premier League.

Zola grows defiant as he vows to keep West Ham up

The West Ham United manager, Gianfranco Zola, yesterday denied claims he is ready to resign before Sunday's trip to Everton. Zola flew to Sardinia at the weekend to fulfil a pre-arranged commitment and will return from the three-day break this evening.

Zola vows to fight on at West Ham

Coach Gianfranco Zola has today made it clear he intends to stay at West Ham and guide them to Barclays Premier League safety.

Players give backing to Zola

West Ham striker Mido insists the whole squad are behind under-fire manager Gianfranco Zola.

Zola takes flight after hinting he will not come back

West Ham United 0 Stoke City 1

Back me or sack me, says Zola

West Ham manager issues thinly veiled challenge to Sullivan after strong criticism

Upson reacts to Sullivan comments

West Ham captain Matthew Upson has dismissed criticism from the club's co-owner David Sullivan as "irrelevant".

Gold backs West Ham to survive

West Ham co-owner David Gold believes Gianfranco Zola can still guide the Hammers to Premier League safety.

Zola wants players to shape own destiny

Gianfranco Zola admits there is no point trying to predict what West Ham's relegation rivals will do - and wants his players to keep destiny in their own hands.

McCarthy turns pressure up on West Ham

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has turned the pressure up on West Ham ahead of tomorrow night's crucial Barclays Premier League clash at Upton Park.

Football in Brief: Hammers suffer injury blow over Parker

Gianfranco Zola will take West Ham to Arsenal tonight without the injured Scott Parker. The midfielder has been in fine form recently but is out with a leg strain, though it is hoped that he will be fit for the home game against fellow strugglers Wolves on Tuesday. "Everybody knows how important Scott is to my team," Zola said. "Scott felt tightness in the leg, I can't risk anything because we have another game on Tuesday."

Zola targets 10 more points with West Ham

West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola believes his team need 10 more points to beat the drop - and is challenging his players to upset the form book and pick three of them up at former club Chelsea tomorrow.

Premier League in brief: Zola: Green has earned the England No 1 spot

West Ham: Manager Gianfranco Zola believes Robert Green deserves to be in pole position to be England's first-choice goalkeeper for this summer's World Cup.

Dull Hull are no match for bustling Behrami

West Ham United 3 Hull City 0
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