Zola grateful West Ham didn't sack him!

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola was only appointed in September but endured a difficult period before turning things around.

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola was only appointed in September but endured a difficult period before turning things around.

"A manager cannot do a job that easily in football," Zola said.

"You need to plan and work, you need to be allowed time to change players and shape of team.

"It took me a long time and maybe I would have been sacked at a different club after two months, so you definitely need time."