West Ham chairman: Curbishley is the right man for West Ham

Magnusson told whufc.com: “He has an excellent record in football management and has taken the club to within touching distance of safety, when a few months ago things were looking more difficult.

“Since Alan was first appointed in December, I’ve got to know him better as a person as well as a manager and I have no doubt that he is the right man to take West Ham United forward.

“During the January transfer window we spent virtually every single day together, he would come straight to my office after training and matches and we would plan what was needed to grow and strengthen the team.

“Throughout this time I came to understand just how dedicated and focused Alan is to his job and it cemented my belief that I had appointed the right man for this job.”