Spector hoping Zola stays on board

07 May 2010 09:34
West Ham defender Jonathan Spector insists the whole squad want to see Gianfranco Zola remain as Hammers manager.[LNB] Zola's future at Upton Park has been the subject of constant speculation after a disappointing campaign.[LNB]A number of names have been linked with replacing Zola in the Hammers hotseat, but Spector feels the Italian has the backing of all the players in the West Ham squad.[LNB]"We as players don't know what is going to happen with the manager," Spector told skysports.com.[LNB]"But it is clear that all the players like him as a person and as a manager.[LNB]"We are behind him and I think our celebrations against Wigan showed our solidarity with the manager.[LNB]"The manager believed in us and we believed in him."[LNB]Spector admits West Ham have underachieved this season and that their survival came as a huge relief after a tense campaign.[LNB]"Staying up was a massive relief as it has been a stressful season," added Spector.[LNB]"There was a lot of uncertainty around the club and it seems West Ham were getting more bad publicity than other teams so the team did well to stick together.[LNB]"It has been a poor season, as definitely we could have done better.[LNB]"We have a number of great players and we feel we did not hit the heights this season."

Source: Team_Talk