Cole happy with life at Upton Park

A couple of clubs are reported to have made enquiries for the

England international during last month’s window of opportunity.

However, Cole decided to snub the interest as he looks to fire West

Ham to safety in the Premier League. Cole, who is back to full

fitness after two months out with a knee injury, confirmed he

shunned two approaches from other clubs for his services as he is

happy with life at Upton Park. “I wasn’t in the least bit

interested in entertaining offers, my only focus was and still is

to do the best I can for West Ham for the rest of the season in the

situation we are in,” Cole told skysports. “My only priority is to

get back to full fitness and do my best on the pitch. “There has

been speculation about my future, however, I am not one to shirk my

responsibility. “I am looking forward to enjoying a good end to the

season by producing some good performances to repay the Upton Park

faithful.” Cole also offered his backing to manager Gianfranco

Zola, whose own future has been the subject of speculation,

following the arrivals of new joint owners David Sullivan and David

Gold. Hammers star Cole is fully behind Zola and he has thanked the

Italian for helping him improve as a player. “I am behind the

manager Gianfranco Zola 110 per cent as he has helped me a lot

during his time in charge,” added Cole.