West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson has given his backing to Alan Curbishley amid speculation that the new manager’s days at Upton Park are numbered.
Sunday’s 4-3 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday has left the club looking doomed to go down, and prompted more questions about the manager’s future.
But West Ham chairman Magnusson has offered Curbishley a vote of confidence and has put his faith in the recently-appointed manager.
“I want everyone to know that Alan Curbishley remains the man who we will build our future success on,” Magnusson told Sky Sports News.
“Nothing has changed regarding our long-term plans and he still has my full support – 100 per cent.
“We showed excellent spirit yesterday and we will continue our fight to survive.”
Magnusson also offered his thanks to the West Ham supporters for their support during what has been a difficult season.
“I want to pay tribute to our fans who have been fantastic,” he added.
“They were one of the main reasons I bought the club and I know it has not been easy to support us in recent weeks.
“They all have my heartfelt thanks.”