Zola coy over Upton Park future

Gianfranco Zola is remaining coy on his future as West Ham United manager beyond the end of the current season.

Zola's 18-month reign at Upton Park has come under the spotlight in recent months with the Hammers languishing down in 17th place in the Premier League table.

The Italian coach has not always seen eye-to-eye with co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold since they arrived in January.

He questioned the wisdom of Sullivan writing an open letter to the club's fans criticising a "shambolic performance" after they lost 3-1 to Wolves last month.

When asked about his future, Zola told BBC Five Live:"I am the manager of West Ham and my focus is to get them safe and then we will see what happens.

"We are confident. We are improving, we are determined to keep fighting until the end.

"We know it's not going to be easy, but the determination and fight is there."

Zola took the reins at Upton Park in September 2008 and the Hammers finished ninth in the Premier League in his first season at the helm.

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