Zola considers West Ham future

BY foxsports • March 27, 2010

Gianfranco Zola will consider his future as West Ham manager overnight after a sixth consecutive loss Saturday deepened the club's battle against relegation.

The 1-0 loss at Stoke on Saturday left the team only out of the drop zone on goal difference ahead of Hull, which beat Fulham 2-0.

West Ham has six games of the season left to avoid dropping into the League Championship.

Asked whether he would consider resigning, Zola said: "I have to find out what the problem is. If the problem is me, then why not? The players are trying hard for us. The bottom line is to see whether I can help them or not. I will consider overnight whether I am doing a good job or not."

West Ham handed Zola his first management job in September 2008 after Alan Curbishley's departure.

"Right now I am flat because we lost another game and it is the sixth, and it is not good for me," Zola said. "It is very painful and I will think a lot about how the situation stands and find a solution. We will see what we can do."

West Ham chairman David Sullivan said before the game that Zola would not be sacked if the club lost.

West Ham's next match is on Sunday, April 4 at Everton.

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