Hammers' boss wants maximum points from remaining games...
With their Premier League status all but secured, barring a huge swing in goal difference, the Hammers’ boss wants to finish the season on a high note and reward the side’s loyal away following.
"The fans have been very supportive. For the team and the people working here they have been the best thing that has happened this season," he told the West Ham's official website.
"The ones who travelled away deserve all the applause."
Despite all the injury problems, boardroom unrest and sporadic form over the course of the season, the inexperienced coach believes he has improved and thanked his management team for their continued support.
"It has certainly made me stronger. In the future when I have situations like this I will be dealing with them even better," he added.
"My love for the game is massive. That won’t change. It’s normal that you have good moments and bad moments - it is how you deal with it.
"It has been tough but it was good because I had good people around me; Kevin Keen, Steve Clarke and Antonio Pintus and all the rest.
"So every time we had a problem we united as a team. It worked out very well."
With just two games remaining this season, the former Chelsea striker is hoping to gain maximum points and assures fans they will not be taking their foot off the pedal despite virtually securing their top-flight status.
"We have two matches to play and no one is going to be taking it easy. We have six points to play for and we want to get them all."
The Hammers host Manchester City on the season's final day after visiting Craven Cottage.
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