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Curbishley wins case against Hammers

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Alan Curbishley has won his case for wrongful dismissal against West Ham after claiming he had no option but to resign.

A Premier League manager's arbitration tribunal has upheld Curbishley's claim for wrongful dismissal after he resigned last season following the club's decision to sell Anton Ferdinand and George McCartney to Sunderland against his wishes.

Curbishley said: "I am 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 would have final say on the selection of players to be transferred to and from the club."

He added: "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."

The tribunal, which dismissed a counter claim from West Ham, will now assess how much compensation the club will have to pay.

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