West Ham chief Sullivan insists Grant not under pressure

West Ham United chief David Sullivan denies manager Avram Grant's job is under threat.

There were some suggestions that Grant, who was appointed during the summer to succeed Gianfranco Zola, had just three matches to turn things around or be sacked.

But Sullivan says: “I'd like to put the record straight.

“Nobody is pressing any panic buttons and reports to the contrary are rubbish. We are building a new team under a new manager and transition is a tough time but game by game, I anticipate an improvement over the coming months.

“We expect the team to come together over the next few games and see some real progress. When we looked at the early fixtures we knew we faced a tough time but we only managed two points from the same fixtures last season.”

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