West Ham United jetted off to Florida this week for a warm weather training camp.
West Ham lost 3-0 at home to Burnley this past weekend to leave them just three points above the relegation zone.
He said: "This break in games gives us the chance to come to train in a different environment and one which we believe will be hugely beneficial to the players.
“We’ve had a long, intense winter period with a lot of matches – 13 since the turn of the year – and little time to rest and recover, so while this trip will offer us the chance to work the lads in testing temperatures on the pitch, it also gives them time to get fully prepared for our important run-in."
But some fans of the East London club aren't convinced by the Scottish manager's comments or indeed the decision to visit Florida in the first place.
“This break in games gives us the chance to come to train in a different environment and one which we believe will be hugely beneficial to the players"https://t.co/PHzIeusGo9— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 14, 2018
This cant be real?!— Condog (@ConWhite7) March 14, 2018
Salt in the wounds for the paying ‘customers’...liberty— Neil Ewins (@neilorange63) March 14, 2018
Hugely beneficial to the players but very unbeneficial to fans. We shall see against southampton wont we— dj noetic (@djnoetic) March 14, 2018
Joke. They’ve been rewarded for doing what?— Higgo (@Mark_Higgins69) March 14, 2018
Nice one West Ham. Just what the fans did NOT want to see. Yet another PR disaster by our oh so clever club.— John mann (@Westhamluke86) March 14, 2018
Fair play lads ...well deserved ...— Casey Dunne (@pikeyprince) March 14, 2018
So out of touch.— martinus (@wasntme23) March 14, 2018
United's defeat to Burnley was overshadowed by pitch invasions and fierce fan protests toward co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold, who had to leave the London Stadium early due to fears over their safety.
Times are tough in East London and this appears to have done little to appease the supporters.