Curbs settles West Ham claim

WEST Ham have settled the compensation claim from former manager Alan Curbishley.Curbishley resigned as Hammers boss in September 2008 after guiding them to a 10th place finish in his only full season in charge.

WEST Ham have settled the compensation claim from former manager Alan Curbishley.

Curbishley resigned as Hammers boss in September 2008 after guiding them to a 10th place finish in his only full season in charge.

The 52-year-old then launched a case for unfair dismissal after the sale of players against his wishes during his reign.

A statement from the League Managers' Association today confirmed that he was entitled to resign after the terms of his contract had been breached.

“We can confirm that Alan Curbishley and West Ham have finalised all issues in relation to his departure from the club.

“The Managers' Arbitration Tribunal of the FA Premier League previously, had unanimously upheld Alan Curbishley's claim of wrongful dismissal against West Ham United Football Club.

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“He resigned at the beginning of the 2008-09 Season after the club sold Anton Ferdinand and subsequently George McCartney to Sunderland against his wishes.

“The Tribunal upheld Alan Curbishley's right to have ultimate sole authority in relation to the sale and purchase of players, found that the conduct of the club amounted to a fundamental breach of contract and that Alan Curbishley was therefore entitled to resign.

“With Charlton and West Ham, Curbishley has managed almost 800 games. He joined West Ham, in December 2006 and kept them in the Barclays Premier League that season after a dramatic last-day victory at Manchester United.”