3. ENGLAND: Hammer falls on Pardew
Just 10 days after West Ham United was sold and its new owner,
Icelandic Eggert Magnusson,
gave Manager Alan Pardew his
full confidence, the English Premier League club fired Pardew.
Pardew was said to be in Magnusson's camp as the Icelandic tussled with
Kia Joorabchian in the fight
for control over the Hammers that ended with Magnusson's winning bid of
$165 million. But West Ham's dismal showing this season gave Magnusson
no choice but to dump Pardew.
Pardew's dismissal followed Saturday's 4-0 loss at Bolton Wanderers,
West Ham's fifth loss in its last six league games. Earlier in the
season, it lost eight matches in a row -- a run that included an early
exit from the UEFA Cup
before the group stages and a humiliating League Cup loss to third
The Hammers' record signing Dean
Ashton broke his ankle in August, and
Argentine signings Carlos Tevez and
Javier Mascherano have been a
Former Charlton Athletic manager Alan
Curbishley, a former West Ham player in the 1970s, is the
favorite to replace Pardew. Curbishley had brought young American Jonathan Spector to Charlton last
season on loan from Manchester United. Spector has since been sold to
West Ham, for which the defender has made 10 starts this season.
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