Grant reveals pride at signing new contract

Peter Grant has revealed his delight at signing a new four-year contract and stepping up to the position of Assistant Manager at Upton Park.

The former Celtic captain and Scotland international, who originally joined the Hammers from Bournemouth as first team coach in December 2003, has played a key role in success over the past 12 months and has now been rightly rewarded for his efforts.

"I'm delighted, of course," he says. "It has been a fantastic week for the Club and, for me personally, this is obviously a fantastic honour.

"Alan gave me the opportunity to come and work here soon after he arrived at the Club, and it was a dream to have the chance to work with a club like West Ham United.

"It's been a long hard road since then, but we've come through it, and the biggest factor for me was the strength that the manager showed last year. He made it clear that he wanted to take this Club forward and he has got his just rewards this season.

"I just want to be a part of that and, as I said, getting the opportunity to sign again is fantastic and I'm very proud of that."