West Ham in Disarray
With West Ham seemingly doomed to relegation this season the newspapers have begun to start seriously questioning what is wrong at West Ham.
The Sun says that part of the problem is that the players dislike Avram Grant's number 2, Zeljko Petrovic. The paper quotes 'a West Ham insider' saying,
"I think to a man the players don't like him. They think he is full of himself for someone with so little experience of football over here."
The Daily Express have started considering who West Ham could get in to replace Grant,
"Martin O’Neill? Out of work, though surely not out of his mind to take on such an onerous task. Alan Pardew? Available and apparently keen to return, but he could not arrest Charlton’s decline in a similar position. Alan Curbishley? Not an appointment to unite disgruntled supporters given the acrimonious circumstances of how his previous reign ended."
However the paper also say that, "It says much that Grant’s tenure may run simply by default, a lack of replacements and a hefty contract keeping him in place."
The Independent quote David Gold saying that Avram Grant will not be replaced,
"We have to accept we are bottom of the league but there's no question of a change of manager now. But we must do better."