Zola denies rift

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West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has not fallen out with chief executive Scott Duxbury and technical director Gianluca Nani over his club's transfer dealings.

Nani is in charge of player recruitment at Upton Park, and reports over the weekend stated Zola was upset with the decision to sell Craig Bellamy in January and James Collins during the summer transfer window. But Zola insists he has been involved in shaping the current squad and has not lost faith in his players after a run of six league games without a win.

"The squad is very good. I am very happy with the players I have got. I decided to have them and I am going to work with them," he said.

"I have always said that what we're doing here is something we are doing together. My relationship with Gianluca Nani and Scott Duxbury is wonderful. We are working very well together, as we said last year when we came together, and we are even closer.

"We have a strong spirit, and nothing will stop us from trying to achieve success.

"The points are not coming in the way we want, but we will respond on the pitch.

"Obviously we can certainly be better than what we are. I remain positive, because there is big potential.

"This is a moment where every single mistake is costing us very much."

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