Monday, December 11, 2006

Curbs in after Pards out at Irons?

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?


Blogger HaHaRoad said...

I wish Alan Curbishley well and if appointed I am certain that he will ensure West Ham's survival. The same cannot be said for Les Reed who is clearly out of his depth. The problem goes back to the restructure decided by the Board. Billy Davies should have been appointed manager but he rejected any structure other than him managing all aspects. The Board then chose Ian Dowie who thought that he could cope with this structure.When he rebelled against it he was sacked and we end up with Reed. Dowie needed more time.Les Reed has already had too much time.The Board need to admit they got it wrong and appoint a proper management team. The first job is to stop letting goals in. George Graham will do this. We need to win matches ugly to stay up.It is laughable to suggest we are going to win the majority of our remaining home matches. The board will not act and admit their mistake so we will get relegated. The story will be that we will come back up under Reed but we will not. After a dismal start to our campaign in the championship he will be sacked in October next year. I have supported the club since 1968 so I am not a fair weather supporter. The Board have made the fatal mistake of assuming that as Les Reed was part of Curbishley's team he can replicate what Alan did. He cannot. We cannot live in the past, we need fresh ideas and a root and branch clean sweep. This is what should have happened in the summer and this should happen now. It is no coincidence that the silence from the Board room is deafening as we watch our team becoming the laughing stock of the division.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Wyn Grant said...

A good post. I fear that the board put structure before agency, i.e., the best mannager for the job. And now it's difficult for them to backtrack.

8:37 AM  

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