11 December 2006
Alan Pardew has been sacked as West Ham manager. This news comes as no huge surprise given the team’s performance so far this season
Although Pardew took West Ham to ninth place in the Premiiership last season and to within minutes of a famous FA Cup win over Liverpool, this season has been disastrous: four wins out of 17 Premiership games and early elimination from the UEFA Cup.
First-team coach Kevin Keen will act as Caretaker Manager pending appointment of a successor. Alan Curbishley a former West Ham player, has apparently been touted as the favourite to take over.