After victory over Wigan Athletic, West Ham United chairman David Gold has hinted thawing of the board's relationship with manager Gianfranco Zola.

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."