Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has urged West Ham to stand by under-fire manager Avram Grant.
The Hammers are rooted to the foot of the Premier League after picking up only one point from five matches.
Failure to take anything from a derby against Spurs today will only add further questions about Grant's future at the club.
“I don't see why you'd give someone a job and then consider letting them go after three or four weeks,” said Redknapp.
“He has only just got there. That doesn't make sense. He'll do a good job if he's given time.”
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