Steve Claridge speaking on Radio 5 Live said: "I don't understand why the fans gave so much latitude to Benitez and so little to Hughton. What they have to understand is that all the mess is down to the guy before. You have to look at what Hughton inherited. All the mess is down to the previous guy. You need time to sort out a mess like that, it doesn't happen overnight."
Substitute Zola and Grant in there and I think that is spot on for West Ham too! Except Grant wasn't left with Torres, Gerrard, Reina and Johnson and wasn't able to pick up Joe Cole on a Bosman of course!