Alan Curbishley has resigned as manager of West Ham after claiming that there was a "breach of trust and confidence" with the club. Although the former Charlton boss led the Hammers to two wins from their opening three games of the season, he was vilified by large sections of the club's fanbase.
Curbishley is reported to have been unhappy with the West Ham board's cost cutting measures during the transfer window. The sale of Anton Ferdinand to Sunderland last week was supposed to be the last departure from the club, but the board also let George McCartney move to the Stadium of Light pushing Curbs to breaking point.
The betting has already started as to who will become Curbishley's replacement at Upton Park. Former Hammers' player and current Croatia boss Slaven Bilic is the hot favourite, but the club's unwillingness to spend money could put him off.