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West Ham hand Curbishley official vote of confidence

Under pressure West Ham boss Alan Curbishley has received the dreaded 'vote of confidence'.

A short statement released on confirmed that Curbishley's long term future has never been in doubt despite rumours to the contrary this weekend.

"The Board of West Ham United recognise that recent results have been disappointing and frustrating for everyone connected to the Club," read the statement. "However, there is no question of Alan Curbishley's future as manager being called into doubt.

"Alan, his staff and the players have done well to put the Club into the top half of the table, despite a massive injury list, and they have the full support of the Board. Of course, there are challenges to be met and further improvements needed to keep the Club moving forward.

"The Board will work with Alan to ensure that the progress we have made is maintained and built on to deliver success and long-term stability for West Ham United."

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