Kiely defends underfire West Ham boss Curbishley

Kiely played under Curbishley at Charlton.

He told BBC Sport: “I doubt Alan has ever had such disharmony at a club and his body language shows he is unhappy.

“But he must now set the tone. He has the skills, and will not walk away – but he may not get the time he needs.

“Alan does look very down at the moment. I’m sure he thought he would pick West Ham up, go from strength to strength, and give himself a chance to revamp the club in the summer.

“But that is very far from what has happened.”