Zola's professional relationship with David Gold and David Sullivan appears to be non-existent after it emerged last week they had been conducting transfer business behind his back.

West Ham's players certainly want Zola to stay after he managed to keep the club in the Barclays Premier League despite all the off-field turbulence.

If the Hammers beat Manchester City on Sunday they could finish in 14th position, which would only strengthen the Italian's case for staying in charge.

But Zola's admission he does not plan to bang his own drum in front of Gold and Sullivan will only fuel speculation he is resigned to leaving the club this summer.

"We are going to meet some time next week," said Zola.

"There is no point in me saying whether I want to stay or not. Let me talk to the club first.

"I don't know what the owners are going to say.

"I am not very good at promoting myself, but we will see what the outcome is when we are there.

"If you ask me what I am going to say I honestly don't know."

Zola received a rousing reception from nearly 14,000 West Ham supporters when he made a cameo appearance in Tony Carr's testimonial match on Wednesday night.

"It is not for me to say (whether the owners pay attention to that). Everyone takes on board what they want," said Zola.

"People are allowed to doubt my job because it might not have been good - but the passion, work and effort we put into the job was massive and the people understand that, which I appreciate.

"What we do is not just about money. We do it because we enjoy it and we want to give pleasure to the supporters.

"The reception was fantastic. It meant a lot."

Zola only discovered the club had made a £4million bid for West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans when it was reported in the newspapers.

And he was equally surprised when Sullivan revealed in an interview every squad member apart from Scott Parker had been put up for sale.

That prompted Zola to tell Gold and Sullivan keeping the manager in the dark over transfer dealings is no way to run a football club.

"I don't want to get involved in the financial side of transfers but I need to know who I am working with. It is quite normal," said Zola.

"You need to know what players are coming in."