Reports that Curbs has been seen at The Valley need to be taken with a large pinch of salt. Either they are the product of wishful thinking or a decision to start a rumour that might cheer us all up.
However, given that the regime seem to be at sea on footballing matters, particularly concerning the requirements of the Championship, it would be an encouraging sign if Katrien talked to Curbs to get some advice. Even better, although appointing Curbs as a manager would not be a good idea given its 'back to the future' nature and the time he has been out of management, there could be another role for him.
He couldn't be director of football as the recruitment function is already being filled. However, he could occupy the slot he did at Fulham as 'technical advisor', i.e., advising on tactics and team selection. Admittedly, at Fulham he was described as the lonely man in the stands, but I am sure he could make a more active contribution at his old stamping grounds at Sparrows Lane and The Valley. On his brief stay at Fulham see the earlier report here: Curbs at Fulham
I am grateful to those who have explained the technicalities associated with Guy Luzon getting a work permit. However, I do not think that potentially high profile cases like this one are purely rule driven. They become much more political, although admittedly the club's political influence is not what it was. Nevertheless, it does seem unlikely that this can be sorted by Saturday and the uncertainty is doing us no good.