Aldridge: Amicable Settlement

MD Paul Aldridge says that Harry Redknapp and Frank Lampard will "always be welcome" at Upton Park.
Confirming that the club and the departed managerial duo have agreed a financial agreement, he says:
"We were always confident that we would reach a settlement agreeable to all concerned without any problem.
"We don't expect Frank and Harry to be strangers to Upton Park next season; they will be made most welcome.
"Contrary to what anyone may think, there was always a good working relationship between us all that extended to frienship that will remain undiminished by their departure."
Reports have quoted Harry as saying:
"A deal has been agreed in principle and is now subject to signatures; I'm very pleased with the way the club has handled this situation.
handled this situation.
"I shall always be a West Ham supporter and I wish them well for the coming season."
No new statement was released by Terry Brown, however, and the quote attributed to him in the same media sources was taken from the chairman's media release from last week!
But there are a lot of 'shenanigans' as the club remains firmly under the spotlight until a new manager is appointed.
Quotes attributed to players [Shaka Hislop and Christian Dailly, to name two] have been totally made up, while one tabloid newspaper sent round a photographer to Upton Park, posing as a season ticket holder.
His mission? To 'prove' his newspaper's theory that Bryan Robson and Terry Venables were set to take over at Upton Park!
Once rumbled, he was escorted out of the building by security staff.
Meanwhile, talking of the possibility of West Ham moving to a proposed Olympic stadium in 2013, if a London bid for the 2012 games is successful and a stadium is built in Stratford, he says:
"I endorse everything Chris Manhire has said, but it must be remembered that the project is not even in its infancy, rather at the embryonic stage.
"But we have asked to be kept up to date with any developments."