Curbishley upset by Fulham dismissal

Alan Curbishley is disappointed to have been dumped by Fulham.

Alan Curbishley is disappointed to have been dumped by Fulham.

Curbishley lost his job as technical director, along with assistant head coach Ray Wilkins, following the dismissal of manager Rene Meulensteen 10 days ago.

He told Sky Sports: "There was a change of manager who decided he wanted to bring his own staff in.

"That's always a consequence of managerial changes. I understood it, I respected it but I was a little bit disappointed because - when I went into Fulham - the role I had was something the club needed.

"Rene had never been a manager before and I was there to advise and offer my opinion on things, as was Ray.

"There are some inexperienced managers in the Premier League such as Tim Sherwood at Tottenham and Garry Monk at Swansea, so there is a role for ex-managers to be mentors.

"But unfortunately it only lasted seven weeks.

"The owner decided after the Liverpool game he was going to make a change.

"Rene will be disappointed, as it was his first stab at management, because the two games previously against Manchester United - where we drew - and against Liverpool, when we led twice, we felt the tide was turning a little bit."

 
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