WEST HAM vice chairman Karren Brady insists Avram Grant was given all the tools he required to keep the club in the Premier League.

The Israeli manager was sacked in the immediate aftermath of the Hammers' relegation to the Championship following the 3-2 defeat at Wigan on Sunday.

Despite the disappointing results that culminated in the club's drop in to English football's second tier, Brady claims Grant wanted for nothing during his time at Upton Park.

“Avram was given the best possible conditions to do the job,” she told The Sun. “There were no silly targets set, no talk of Europe. We just said: 'Keep us up'.

“He was given extra training ground staff and his personal needs met – including a driver, a new office and an upgraded expensive football analysis system.

“When things got tough, we backed him again. January signings like Wayne Bridge, Robbie Keane and Demba Ba saw us put money where our mouth is. Again, no big names left the Boleyn.

“A good man, Avram was given every chance but he was sadly unable to deliver.”