Burning Question

After his impressive handling of the job since taking over last summer, what was your reaction to the news that Hammers boss Glenn Roeder is currently close to agreeing a long-term extension to his contract at Upton Park?

Your Replies:

Stephen Hobbs, Gouda, Holland
Excellent news that Glenn Roeder has signed a new contract. He has made some bold signings since taking charge as Hammers boss. The only problem he now faces is how he can get the players to perform away as they do at home and if he does that then maybe we can win something again. Good luck.

David Bernstone, Chester Le Street
I think Glenn has done superbly well (with the exception of one or two games) since being given the chance to show what he can do at the highest level. He has steadied the ship and instilled some good work ethics in the players. I am pleased he has been given a contract extension and I'm sure, with the development of Defoe as a top class striker and other youngsters, we have the pace and skill to be taken to Europe.

James Eastman, Ongar
I think it is excellent that he will be signing a new contract with us as he has been under a lot of pressure with the Di Canio on-off transfer. At the start of the season I thought we would be going straight out of the league with a manager that had not much experience but he proved us all wrong as we are now in comfortable position and hope to get a UEFA Cup place.

Phil Baines, north London
I like Glenn a lot. I'm impressed by the way he has come in under a lot of pressure and taken it all in his stride. I also like the signings he has made. NICE ONE GLENN!

Richard Swaine, Stevenage
I was a little surprised, considering we haven't yet won enough points to guarantee our Premiership survival. But I'd like to wish Glenn all the best and hope he takes us forward in the future.

David Missen, Cardiff
To be honest with you I am very pleased with Glenn's progress. I was as sceptical as the next man when he was appointed, but I think he has used his money wisely and has brought quality players to West Ham who are first teamers. Give him another year or two and we will be back up in the top half sitting just below the magic six.

Neil Fox, Bristol
Glenn deserves to be given an extension on his contract. Under his guidence West Ham have played some very attractive and attacking football. Joe Cole has been given more responsibility and is playing better than ever.