Sport Giuseppe Sannino

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

Cole committed to West Ham cause

England striker Carlton Cole insists he was happy to reject interest from other clubs during the transfer window to concentrate on West Ham's survival campaign.

Diamanti sparkles for Gold

West Ham United 2 Birmingham City 0

McLeish: 'West Ham taunts will not harm us'

City manager urges his players to ignore past owners' 'sideshow'

Zola vents fury over timing of Sullivan's pay-cut demand

Gianfranco Zola took a swipe at West Ham's new owners after David Sullivan announced the entire staff would have to take a pay cut in the summer.

It was Liverpool's weekend admits Redknapp

Rafael Benitez hailed Saturday's 1-0 Merseyside derby victory as a "massive" result in Liverpool's season as Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admitted the weekend belonged to his side's Champions League rivals.

West Ham complete McCarthy capture

West Ham have boosted their striking options by completing the signing of Benni McCarthy from Blackburn for an undisclosed fee.

Grant praises Portsmouth spirit

Portsmouth manager Avram Grant was pleased with his side's resilience after they recovered from going a goal down for the fourth time in as many games.

World Cup bid is key for West Ham

The chances of West Ham United moving to the Olympic Stadium after 2012 could hinge on the success of England's bid to host the World Cup in 2018. The club's new owners David Sullivan and David Gold are keen on the idea of relocating to the £537m stadium in Stratford, only three miles from their current home Upton Park. Such a move is fraught with difficulty, not least the £100m cost of converting the stadium into a viable football ground.

Sullivan buys West Ham in deal that makes 'no sense'

Former Birmingham owner admits new club is struggling to avoid relegation and saddled with £110m debts

Sullivan and Gold to fund Zola's fight for survival

New owners back manager and bring in Karren Brady to help tackle 'serious mess'

Brilliance of Green keeps Villa at bay

Aston Villa 0 West Ham 0

Collison sings the praises of popular idol Zola

To be playing in the Premier League with one of your idols as the manager might faze many young men, as might the current rumours that a new owner could immediately sack him. Jack Collison has taken it in his stride, just as he has most things while establishing himself in the West Ham and Wales midfield this past year.

Terry sings his own praises as 'born leader'

Chelsea captain says Lampard and Drogb have been vital behind scenes during club upheaval

Football in Brief: Dobson and Pashley take over at Turf Moor

Burnley have put director of youth development Martin Dobson and youth-team coach Terry Pashley in charge of the first team after the departure of previous caretaker manager Steve Davis. First-team coach Davis and goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes have gone to Bolton to link up with Owen Coyle, who was confirmed as Wanderers manager on Friday evening. Dobson and Pashley's first match will be at Manchester United on Saturday.

Hammers deny deal for Mutu is in pipeline

Gianluca Nani, West Ham's sporting director, insists they are not interested in the former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu, despite persistent speculation to the contrary. The Romania international's agent claims a move to Upton Park next month is not out of question, but Nani has dismissed the reports outright.

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