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Zola unsure what to expect from meeting with West Ham owners

West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola admits he has no idea what to expect from the looming meeting with the club's owners.

Zola's admission he does not plan to bang his own drum in front of David Gold and David Sullivan will only fuel speculation he is resigned to leaving the club this summer.

"We are going to meet some time next week," said Zola. "There is no point in me saying whether I want to stay or not. Let me talk to the club first.

"I don't know what the owners are going to say.

"I am not very good at promoting myself, but we will see what the outcome is when we are there.

"If you ask me what I am going to say I honestly don't know."

Zola received a rousing reception from nearly 14,000 West Ham supporters when he made a cameo appearance in Tony Carr's testimonial match on Wednesday night.

"It is not for me to say (whether the owners pay attention to that). Everyone takes on board what they want," said Zola.

"People are allowed to doubt my job because it might not have been good - but the passion, work and effort we put into the job was massive and the people understand that, which I appreciate.

"What we do is not just about money. We do it because we enjoy it and we want to give pleasure to the supporters.

"The reception was fantastic. It meant a lot."

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