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Grant: West Ham board understands what I am doing

West Ham United boss Avram Grant has no doubts over his long-term future at Upton Park.

Last weekend, reports suggested Grant was already under pressure. That the club's owners, David Sullivan and David Gold, were beginning to get itchy trigger fingers.

"Those stories are absolutely not true," he told the Daily Mail. "I have spoken to the owners and they know where we are. When I took the job they said it is going to be tough. They took over a club with many debts and the first task is to regain financial stability.

"We agreed that for the first season we just have to stay in this league. That is the objective. I want to build something exciting here. Something to be proud of because West Ham is a great football club.

"I signed a four-year contract because I have a vision that the owners share. But they are also responsible people. The kind of people a club like Portsmouth needed. 'Nobody is happy that we have no points. The picture might not be good now but it is one that will improve. I know it will."

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