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Zola and West Ham owners have cleared the air

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola feels the bust up between himself and the club's new owners has finally cleared the air. The Italian was furious a fortnight ago when he said that he would not be undermined following co-owner David Sullivan's criticism of the club's wage structure.

But they responded with a 2-0 home win over Birmingham in their last outing and the Italian now says the matter has been firmly put to bed.

"It's an old story which has been discussed too much," Zola said.

"There is a better atmosphere because there isn't so much talking or speculation now. That has helped the situation."

"They want to improve the situation financially and also as a team," he explained.

"We have not suffered any problems because they are looking after us. Nothing has changed. The new board came in and brought in three players to help us.

"The club are trying to make the situation better, that is important and we do not have a problem with that. I told the chairmen they can do what is necessary for the good of the club."

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