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Curbishley wins backing

05 Mar 2007 - 12:01:18

West Ham United chairman Eggert Magnusson has offered a vote of confidence to Alan Curbishley and insists the former Charlton Athletic manager is the right man to improve the club's fortunes.

Curbishley took over at Upton Park following Alan Pardew's exit in December, but the Hammers are now bottom of the Premiership table and look certain to be relegated after only two seasons in English football's top flight.

"I want everyone to know that Alan Curbishley remains the man who we will build our future success on," Magnusson told Sky Sports News.

"Nothing has changed regarding our long-term plans and he still has my full support - 100 per cent.

"We showed excellent spirit yesterday (against Tottenham) and we will continue our fight to survive.

"I want to pay tribute to our fans who have been fantastic.

"They were one of the main reasons I bought the club and I know it has not been easy to support us in recent weeks.

"They all have my heartfelt thanks."


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