Alan Curbishley is hot favourite to be the new West Ham manager after Alan Pardew was sacked from the relegation threatened Irons today. The former Charlton manager has a long-standing relationship with the Upton Park club, based on his own East London origins and has been touted as a possible supremo there before. He would not even have to move from his Essex home.
In the past former Addick Pardew was seen as a possible replacement for Curbs at The Valley, indeed many thought he was the favourite at one time. Given that Les Reed is not finding the full management role easy, could Pards be brought in with Reed reverting to a coaching role?