I am really shocked to learn that West Ham have just announced that Alan Pardew has been sacked. This is a very shortsighted decision. He's one of the best young managers in the game. The new Icelandic owners clearly wish to stamp their authority on the club very early on and this is their way of doing so. It's a pity they haven't remembered that Pardew was the man who got us promotion and nearly won us the FA Cup. He hasn't become a bad manager overnight. I think there will be quite a reaction against the new chairman for this. I guess it slightly depends who replaces Pardew.
My own view is that Alan Curbishley is the most likely replacement. I just hope that Sven Goran Eriksson doesn't figure in their plans.