WEST HAM players must take responsibility for their precarious league position – but David Moyes can turn things around.
But Curbishley insists results will pick up and supporters need to back the 54-year-old boss.
“The recruitment in the summer – they brought a lot of players in – but because of injuries and a lack of form they don’t know their best first XI.
“I think once David sorts that out and gets them organised then they’ll pick up.
“I can’t see who would have been universally popular.
“You see the problems Everton have had. Who was out there? Ex-West Ham managers like Alan Pardew or Sam Allardyce?
“Or were they going to prise someone like Marco Silva? Look at the problems Everton had with that one even if he wanted to leave.
“I think West Ham moved swiftly and they’ve been quite up front. Here’s a short-term deal, keep us up and we’ll talk again.
“He seems grateful for the opportunity and there’s nothing wrong with having a hungry and angry manager.”
During the exclusive Q&A event at the Men United Arms (AKA The Mudlark) in London Bridge, Alan Curbishley was supporting Prostate Cancer UK’s Football to Amsterdam bike ride on 1-3 June 2018. Riders, will cycle from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s Lee Valley VeloPark in London and Barnsley FC’s Oakwell.
For information about the biggest ride in football go to http://prostatecanceruk.org/amsterdam or email@example.com and riders can currently get a £25 discount off registration by entering the code AMSTERDAM25.