The new Chairman sacked an unlucky Pardew back in December after the Hammers' poor start to the season and the two come face to face again this coming weekend as West Ham play against Pardew's new club and London neighbours Charlton.
Magnusson's blamed dressing room unrest as his reason for sacking a manager that had came within inches of bringing FA Cup glory to East London only a few months prior to his dismissal. "There was no purpose to talk about it publicly at the time," said Eggert.
"But the key factor was something was just not right in the dressing room. "Tension had been building between the players and the manager for a while.
"There was a cancer we had to cut off."