Karren Brady, the West Ham United vice-chair, has criticised the club's first-team squad for losing to Stoke City in the FA Cup quarter-final last week, and said she will be less inclined to allow them to go for warm weather training again during a mid-season break.
Avram Grant and his players spent three days in Portugal in the buildup to the tie.
Writing in her column in the Sun, Brady said of the defeat: "I make a quick calculation that today's FA Cup defeat at Stoke is costing us about £1.2m. Neither did we get much of an immediate return on the players' warm-weather break in Portugal so there will be another hard think before I agree to it again."
Brady and Grant clashed this season following revelations in her column that she had vetoed a deal to bring Steve Sidwell to West Ham from Aston Villa, after the manager had already said publicly the midfielder would definitely sign.
At the time Grant said: "Maybe I will have a column in a newspaper and say what I think."
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