Saturday, May 26, 2007

Tevez Won't Play for Curbishley

The Guardian today claim Tevez will not play for West Ham with Curbishley in charge. They quote a West Ham 'insider' as saying,

"Tevez likes the club and wants to stay but he won't while Alan Curbishley is the manager. He hasn't forgotten how he was treated when Curbishley first took over from Alan Pardew. He told Tevez he didn't know what his best position was, treated him indifferently in training, and refused to play him at first.

If there was a change of manager maybe it would be different but Tevez does not think Curbishley knows what he is doing and that he's a bad manager. He wants to play for someone who can further develop his game. Curbishley recognises now that Tevez saved our season, but it's too late."

This 'insider' bloke and his friend 'an unnamed source' sure do get around. Interestingly The Guardian immediately go on to quote Nigel Reo-Coker's adviser, Tony Finnigan as saying that Reo-Coker decided to move after he was not given the right assurances over his future by the club's board.

This is the same Tony Finnigan who , as reported by Kumb today,

"In December ... claimed that Reo-Coker had received hate mail from United fans - a charge which was subsequently amended to refer to one letter the player had received via the Chadwell Heath training ground mail.

Some weeks later Finnigan claimed that the England under-21 captain had been the victim of racist abuse from home fans - once again, a claim without any evidence."

Not that I'm saying the man has got an axe to grind against West Ham or that he is the 'insider'.

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