Co-owner offers support to Avram Grant

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West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has dismissed recent rumours suggesting that manager Avram Grant's position is already under pressure.

The Hammers have lost their opening three games of the new Premier League season, but Sullivan is confident that Grant will soon turn things around at Upton Park.

He told the News of the World:"I haven't relayed any messages to Avram at all. I just expect a gradual improvement in form. It's not all doom and gloom.

"You can't judge a team after three games, it's very premature. When you're building something it takes time and there have been changes at all levels.

"The next three games are very, very tough. Chelsea at home, Stoke who are particularly good on their own ground and Tottenham at home.

"Three tough games and then the season really starts with the Fulham game on October 2, but I hope to surprise a few people against Chelsea, Stoke or Tottenham.

"The Bolton game was a major disappointment but it's early days. There was a stage last season where we lost six games in a row, these things happen.

"He inherited a very imbalanced squad. Over the next year he'll turn things round. Results will gradually come. Avram is very, very confident about the future.

"He'd love to have £30-£40million to spend but what manager wouldn't? I've got every confidence in the manager and every confidence in the team."

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