Under-fire West Ham manager Avram Grant has accused some senior officials of trying to “hurt the club”.
Speculation continues to grow about Grant’s future at Upton Park, with the club having spent almost all of this season stuck at the very bottom of the Premier League table.
Reports last week suggested the Israeli’s reign was coming to an end following the 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Newcastle United, but he remained in charge and watched his side beat Barnsley in the FA Cup at the weekend.
And while Grant insists he never doubted he would retain his job, the former Chelsea and Portsmouth boss was unhappy with a recent newspaper column written by Hammers director Karren Brady, which revealed the behind-the-scenes running of the club.
He said: “I didn't read the column so I don't know what she said. Maybe I will have a column in a newspaper and say what I think.
“All the things I have to say to the people at the club I say to them directly.
“We (Grant and Brady) don't have a problem but I speak with the owners. I'm dealing with the owners and that is the most important.”
He added: “When the rumours are coming from inside the club it doesn't create much stability.
“Of course I know where the rumours come from and I know there's people trying to hurt the club but if I put my energy on this it's no good.
“Sometimes there's situations you don't like you just have to deal with.
“I want to put my energy on the team and the players. I can solve it but not now.”