West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola is prepared to battle through the club's financial dilemma.

Zola completes his first year as West Ham manager next Tuesday and remains optimistic the club's financial position will soon improve.

"I am realistic about the situation," he said. "It has been like that since last year and we are trying to cope as best we can.

"Hopefully it is not going to be for ever. I am sure something positive will happen to this club because it deserves that."