West Ham midfielder Julien Faubert has been disparaging in comments over manager Alan Curbishley's coaching.

The French winger, signed from Bordeaux for £6million last summer, said: "We rarely speak tactics at training. Since I've been here we have done just two tactical training sessions.

"Instead we just do games, try to play in little spaces with everybody in the front. Players kick you, then you kick them, but nobody complains, it's just part of the game."

Faubert, who has missed most of the season with an Achilles injury, added that former Italy manager Giovanni Trapattoni was being lined up as director of football - a claim denied by the club.