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Alan Curbishley has revealed that West Ham have approached him about becoming their manager following Alan Pardew’s dimsissal.

The former Charlton boss, who played for the Hammers from 1975-79, admits he is interested in the position at Upton Park.

“West Ham want to talk to me and I would love to know what they want to say, of course I’m interested,” Curbishley told the Daily Express.

“I suspect we’ll get together over the next day or so when the dust settles. This chance would be a massive honour.”

“I’m flattered by the response from fans who believe I should be the next boss but two and two do not always make four,” added Curbishley.

“West Ham are my club. I come from Canning Town, grew up as a trainee, became a first-team regular and sat at the feet of the incomparable Bobby Moore.

“The England captain would often give me a lift into training and I’ve never forgotten the lessons he taught me on and off the pitch, especially how to conduct myself in public.

“Once you are brought up in a background like West Ham, the affection you have for the club never goes away.

“I can easily tap into the fans’ passion for the club, what they want and what they stand for.”

Wigan manager Paul Jewell is also thought to be in the running, with former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson another candidate.

Curbishley is thought to have turned down the chance to manage the West Ham in 2001 because he did not want to leave Charlton.

He is expected to hold talks with chairman Eggert Magnusson and major backer Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson this week.

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