West Ham United boss Avram Grant has dismissed talk of his job already being under threat, following a dismal start to the new season by the Hammers.
Three defeats out of three have left the Iron at the wrong end of the Premier League table, but Grant remains upbeat about the long-term prospects at Upton Park.
He told the Daily Mail:"Those stories are absolutely not true. I have spoken to the owners and they know where we are.
"When I took the job they said it is going to be tough. They took over a club with many debts and the first task is to regain financial stability.
"We agreed that for the first season we just have to stay in this league. That is the objective.
"I want to build something exciting here, something to be proud of, because West Ham is a great football club.
"I signed a four-year contract because I have a vision that the owners share. But they are also responsible people – the kind of people a club like Portsmouth needed.
"The picture might not be good now, but it is one that will improve. I know it will."