How things have changed! When Alan "Turds" Curbishley walked out on West Ham as a player to join Birmingham City, he termed the Blues a "bigger club" than the Hammers and claimed that joining them would enhance his chances of playing for England. Well Curbishley didn't collect a single international cap and since being forced out of the manager's seat at West Ham has been linked with a host of jobs but has not been appointed to any of them.
Now, Birmingham are no longer a bigger club than West Ham, it seems; in fact Curbishley isn't interested in the vacant manager's job because it sounds too much like hard work! With no money to spend, Curbishley would rather appear as Bagpuss in his role as a football pundit rather than get his hands dirty trying to revive the fortunes of a club he once considered to be a sleeping giant.
The money he was given to spend at West Ham seems to have gone to his head. He's forgotten that he made his name running Charlton on a shoestring. Now he seems to think that chairmen will entrust him with millions so he can recruit the likes of Dyer, Ljungberg, Davenport, Quashie and Boa Morte!
He needs to take a reality check. Birmingham was the ideal job for him, if he still has what little ability he ever possessed. Sooner or later, he is going to run out of clubs in his quest for the easy number that he is clearly looking for and when viewers get fed up of seeing his miserable face on the box at half time, he will find himself jobless.
Mind you, with his pay off from West Ham, that probably doesn't matter!