Gold revealed his attitude towards Zola had thawed. Gold does not hold the key to Zola’s Upton Park future, though — that is a collective decision for the board.
Gold said: "He said he could keep us up. He has kept his word. Now he knows he is part of West Ham whereas before he was isolated.
"So I hope this moment of success we’re enjoying will continue. I’d have thought he deserves another crack. But he’s also a man who might feel that it’s time to take a sabbatical."