Curbishley wins tribunal

Alan Curbishley has won his case for constructive dismissal against West Ham United, who he left in acrimonious circumstances 14 months ago.

A Premier League managers’ arbitration tribunal upheld the 51-year-old former Charlton Athletic boss’ claim.

Curbishley resigned after saying that he had been forced to sell defensive duo Anton Ferdinand and George McCartney. The tribunal has yet to decide on the amount of compensation.

Speaking after the ruling, Curbishley said:“I’m obviously delighted with this result.

“I very much enjoyed my time at West Ham and never wanted to leave, but on joining the club I insisted that my contract contained a clause confirming that I’d have final say on the selection of players to be transferred to and from the club.

“The club completely ignored my contract when selling Anton Ferdinand, and, when George McCartney was then sold, the club having given me assurances that no players would be leaving the club after the sale of Anton Ferdinand, I had no alternative but to resign.

“My authority and integrity were undermined and my position was made untenable. I now wish to put this entire matter behind me.”

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