Alan Curbishley is stunned by the ambitious plans West Ham United owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson has for the club.
But Gudmundsson then wants West Ham to push into Europe and to challenge for a Champions League place. He is willing to pour more finance into the transfer market, though major purchases are not expected in January, partly because Curbishley has not had anything near a fit squad so far this season, and building the club. But Gudmundsson is also adamant, according to sources, that it will be run as a proper business. His ambitions are said to have even stunned Curbishley.