West Ham appoint Clarke as Zola assistant

September 15, 2008
By Soccernet staff
West Ham have appointed former Chelsea assistant manager Steve Clarke as the number two to new boss Gianfranco Zola.

The two clubs were believed to have disagreed over compensation for the ex-Scotland defender, but have since been able to compromise in order to let Clarke leave Stamford Bridge.

Clarke tendered his resignation to the Blues hierarchy last Friday, which was initially rejected, as he sought to join Zola at Upton Park.

Chelsea demanded substantial compensation, ...

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