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West Ham Pay Alan Curbishley £2.2M For Constructive Dismissal

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West Ham United have paid former manager Alan Curbishley £2.2 million compensation for constructive dismissal.

Curbishley resigned from the club 17 months ago after directors sold defenders Anton Ferdinand and George McCartney to Sunderland behind his back.

A Premier League arbitration tribunal found in November, but had yet to announce how much compensation he should receive.  Curbishley claimed £3 million but initially West Ham only offered £1.2 million.

Anxious to put the matter to bed, new chairman David Sullivan approached Curbishley about a settlement two weeks ago.

"I would like to thank David Sullivan for acting quickly," said Curbishley. 

He now hopes to return to Premier League management as soon as possible.  "It has taken many months to conclude this case but I am proud of my record at West Ham, which included a win ratio of 40%, after initially keeping the club in the Premier League and a tenth place finish in my only full season in charge," he said.

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