The Irons have tonight confirmed Tony Carr’s departure from the club and issued the following statement on the official site:
West Ham United can confirm that Tony Carr has left the Club with immediate effect after his two-year contract as Club Ambassador came to an end.
Tony took on the role of Ambassador after departing his long-term position as Academy Director, with both the Club and Tony wanting to ensure that he retained a full-time position and salary beyond his 65th birthday, before beginning to receive his pension.
As a gesture of gratitude for the outstanding service Tony has given the Club, the current owners of West Ham United granted him a Testimonial match at The Boleyn Ground and Tony retained all profits from this game.
Tony was offered new terms this summer to continue his Ambassadorial role on a part-time basis, however, he declined the opportunity.
Tony will forever be held in the highest regard by everyone at West Ham United FC for his outstanding service to the Club and he will always be welcome at the new stadium, where his achievements are rightly remembered in the Academy Bar.
Now lets pray this is an end to this episode.No more PR disaster mentions,im sick of reading the term.
PR Disaster implies that the Club were right in what they did but handled it wrong.
43 years service and you get an HR clerk show you the door and then a spoilt acne faced kid tell everybody that your last ten years were crap. It is a sad situation but I guess “what have you done for me lately” rules. It takes the edge off the Club for me.