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Alan Curbishley leaves West Ham on transfers squabble

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Alan Curbishley is no longer manager of West Ham United. Reports claim that he has resigned, although it’s just as likely that he was politely shown the door.

Possible reasons for resignation include the failure to bring in a midfield enforcer, the sale of Ferdinand and McCartney (presumably without Curbishley having a say) and maybe even the board’s failure to keep existing players happy (Robert Green, anyone?).

He wasn’t the best man for the job but he did bring stability to a club which – in case people have forgotten – had just bounced back from being relegated a few years ago. The board have failed the fans in this regard but hopefully they can replace him with a good manager and get West Ham moving up the table and entertaining on the pitch as the fans have been clamoring for.

We always knew that his job at the club wasn’t ‘safe’ but hardly anyone expected him to leave this early in the season. Still, it’s one down and 19 to go – and Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is widely expected to follow.

Also See: Safe or Not? The 08-09 Manager Sack Race

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