West Ham United boss Avram Grant will remain in charge for their clash with Arsenal.

Despite their Carling Cup win over Birmingham City, Grant was still expected to be shown the door yesterday.

But the London Evening Standard says Grant has been granted a seven-day stay of execution and will still be in charge for Saturday's London derby against Arsenal.

Both Martin O'Neill and Sam Allardyce have been linked with the manager's job and it could be that the East London club are continuing negotiations with their preferred choice.

Another possible reason for the decision over Grant's future being delayed is a split within the club's board over the Israeli, who was appointed last summer to succeed Gianfranco Zola.

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