Belfast Telegraph

Friday 11 July 2014

Avram Grant says sorry to West Ham fans after latest blow

Avram Grant made a public apology to West Ham supporters yesterday for his side's 5-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Wednesday as the club's owners find themselves once again unable to make a change with no viable alternative to the Israeli and his faltering regime.

The West Ham manager's press conference scheduled for today was cancelled by the club who play Barnsley tomorrow in the FA Cup third round but the major obstacle to the removal of Grant, whose team are bottom of the Premier League again, is still the lack of any alternative who could be relied upon to steer them away from relegation.

In his email to supporters, Grant said that he would make “no excuses” for the performance at St James' Park but urged fans to remember the run of eight points from a possible 12 before the Newcastle game.

Grant said: “Everything went wrong last night but we must remember the form shown in four previous matches unbeaten. Of course we are not happy with the performance and not happy with the result, but we did well before now and we will get back to that.

“It is difficult to explain what happened. It was a bad day at the office. Of course, we are disappointed to be back at the bottom but all that matters is where we will be at the end of the season.

“It is really frustrating because we had a good Christmas and New Year period but this is football.”

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