Fulham call on Curbishley

Alan Curbishley is back in football after Fulham confirmed it had appointed the former Charlton and West Ham manager as first-team technical director.

Last Updated: 26/12/13 at 09:35 Post Comment

Alan Curbishley: The former Charlton and West Ham boss is back in football

Alan Curbishley: The former Charlton and West Ham boss is back in football

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Curbishley has been out of the game for five years during which time his expert analysis was a regular feature on Sky Sports News.

Both he and Head Coach Rene Meulensteen will report to the club's CEO Alistair Mackintosh.

Meulensteen told the club's website: "I'm very happy that Alan has joined us as I know his expertise will be invaluable as we enter the remaining months of the season.

"Following Martin [Jol's] departure I discussed with both Alistair Mackintosh and the Chairman the challenges we face, and I was delighted that they supported the idea of additional support within the coaching team.

"Alan has a proven track record in the industry and understands full well what it takes to succeed. I look forward to sharing ideas and listening to advice, to ensure Fulham Football Club remains where it belongs: in the Premier League."

Curbishley spent 15 years at Charlton, twice helping them win promotion to the Premier League, in 1998 and 2000.

He also had two years at West Ham, helping them avoid relegation from the Premier League in 2007 before resigning just over a year later.

His arrival at Craven Cottage follows that of midfielder Clint Dempsey who signed a two-month loan deal from Seattle Sounders.

Dempsey spent five years with Fulham from 2007 to 2012 before joining Tottenham.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

West Brom reject approach from Aston Villa for Joleon Lescott

West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott, according to reports.

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla sign new deals with Arsenal

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company