West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce will mark his 100th game with the club tonight.
The Hammers face Cardiff City in the Capital One Cup.
Allardyce told whufc.com: "We've done everything that we said we would do, not just me and the backroom staff, but also the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman and everyone else behind the scenes.
"We set out with the plan to get promoted in the first year, we did that. The second year we planned to stay up and in the end we surpassed expectations and finished tenth. Now we've got to bring a sustainable balance to the squad which is going to keep us in the Premier League for many, many years. We need to grow slowly, it's probably unacceptable in today's football but we have to convince everybody that growing slowly is the right way."