Manuel Pellegrini has been given the full backing of West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady following the club’s miserable start to the new season.
Pellegrini only took the reins at the London Stadium in the summer but has presided over four defeats in four games so far, despite having spent more than £100m on new players.
But Brady says the club “stands by” both manager and players, insisting she has “complete faith” that results will come.
She told The Sun: “Having decided we did not want to go through another season like the last one, the board took action.
“We appointed a manager with the most successful career we have ever had in Manuel Pellegrini and spent over £100million on players he wanted that we all thought would improve the team considerably.
“It hasn’t happened yet but I have complete faith that things will soon start to turn our way.”
Ahead of a difficult run of fixtures which includes Everton away on Sunday before home games with Chelsea and Manchester United, Brady called for unity at the club.
She added: “The most important thing is to stick together.
“It takes time for a new team to gel, but gel they will, and anyway targeting the manager or certain players will help no-one.
“As a club, we will stand by them all, confident that they have the makings of an excellent side.”