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Grant hits back at reports West Ham job under threat

West Ham boss Avram Grant has dismissed suggestions that his job is under threat and insists he wants to honour his four-year contract at Upton Park. It was reported that the Israeli's future was already in doubt and that co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were rethinking their recent appointment because Grant's side have failed to pick up any points from his first three games in charge.

"Those stories are absolutely not true. I have spoken to the owners and they know where we are," the former Portsmouth boss told the Daily Mail.

"When I took the job they said it is going to be tough. They took over a club with many debts and the first task is to regain financial stability.

"We agreed that for the first season we just have to stay in this league. That is the objective.

"I want to build something exciting here. Something to be proud of because West Ham is a great football club.

"I signed a four-year contract because I have a vision that the owners share. But they are also responsible people. The kind of people a club like Portsmouth needed.

"Nobody is happy that we have no points. The picture might not be good now but it is one that will improve. I know it will."

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