WEST HAM chairman and owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson maintains the east London club are heading in the right direction.

In the wake of what maybe viewed by most Hammers fans as a fiasco, the Icelandic chief remains calm following the departure of manager Alan Curbishley.

The ex-Charlton chief quit yesterday after having players sold over his head, and following the departures of Freddie Ljugberg, Anton Ferdinand and George McCartney, most irons fans will be wondering what is happening at their club.

But Gudmundsson has moved quickly to assure supporters that the east Londoners will continue to compete in the English game for years to come.

He said: "In my first full season as chairman of this great football club, I can assure our loyal supporters that we are working hard to bring sustained success to West Ham United," he said "Everyone, including the chief executive and board, is committed to this common goal.

"We have a long-term strategy that takes into account all aspects of West Ham United's past, present and future and we will not be deterred.

"Our fans can look forward to many positive years on and off the pitch."