Alan Curbishley Resigns
Alan Curbishley has resigned as manager of West Ham. Slaven Bilic is the early favourite to replace him.
West Ham issued the following statement:
"We can confirm that we have accepted Alan Curbishley's resignation as we feel it is in the best interests of both parties. We wish Alan all the success in the future. A short-list of candidates is being drawn up and an announcement will be made in due course about the new West Ham United manager."
As is becoming customary with West Ham official statements this is rather ungracious, with no thanks given for Curbishley's service to the club, particularly his help in helping the club avoid relegation just two seasons ago. It seems particular ungracious considering the board's manoeuvring over the last few months to force Curbs to resign.