Alan Curbishley was reportedly left searching for new roommates today after each of Alan Pardew, David Moyes and Sam Allardyce chose to move out in the last week.
The former Charlton coach – who had lived in a four-bedroom flat with the three managers for the last two years – is said to have been left devastated at the thought of finding a new group of roommates as replacements for the new West Brom, West Ham and Everton managers.
According to friends close to Curbishley, the 58-year-old is at the “lowest ebb” they’ve seen in years, a situation which has only been compounded by the poor calibre of respective replacement roommates.
“I just feel awful for Alan. All of his mates have gotten jobs and he’s left there by himself. They had a really nice flatting situation going there for ages and they all seemed happy. They’d spend their evenings taking shifts on Sky Sports and other stations, and they’d swap stories about their careers and how football is being ruined by foreign managers. It’ll be tough for him after this,” said one friend of the ex-West Ham manager, adding that if things don’t take a turn soon, Curbishley may be forced to finally allow Tim Sherwood to move in.
“Tim has been at Alan to let him move in for years, but up until recently they’d all just laugh at him. If Alan can’t convince someone like Tony Pulis or even Harry Redknapp on board, he’ll have no choice but to let that insufferable gobshite move in.”