Statement on Alan Curbishley

West Ham United can confirm that Alan Curbishley has tendered his resignation as manager and that it has been accepted.

A club statement said: "We can confirm that we have accepted Alan Curbishley's resignation as we feel it is in the best interests of both parties. We wish Alan all the success in the future. A shortlist of candidates is being drawn up and an announcement will be made in due course about the new West Ham United manager."