Curbishley delighted with West Ham chairman’s cash backing

Curbishley said: “Eggert does not put himself in front of the media much, but it is important for the West Ham fans to know that he is a real football person.

“He is full-on and he wants the club to be successful – but he is a real football person and maybe he should express that a bit more.

“He is not just interested in the finance – he is excited by the game and excited by West Ham.

“When Lucas (Neill) met him for the first time, he was impressed by his knowledge and his passion.

“It perhaps does not come across all the time, but the chairman is extremely positive.

“He has even taken positives from some of our recent games, because he has seen that we have been in with a chance of getting some points from those games.”