“West Ham will appoint an experienced director of football at the end of the season in a bid to head off criticism from fans of their recruitment strategy” claims the well connected Ken Dyer in the London Evening Standard.
Last month David Moyes said in the London Standard “We’ve put together some plans, we are going to try to look at it slightly differently. I’m going to be heavily involved in the process, as will be the chairman.
“I’ve not seen a process here, so I’m going to try something. There is no criticism, though. We have signed some good players, so whoever got them deserves credit. It’s going to come away from the chairman a little bit, he’s going to stand aside.”
Sullivan said to supporters on West Ham TV last month “I want to set something in, a procedure, a set up that will long term deliver better. Only the manager can sign players. Going forward, we are going to completely re-jig it, I am going to delegate the whole thing to a huge new analysis system and a new head of recruitment, massive video analysis department, increase the scouting, every player will be looked at 5 or 6 times, we won’t be signing a player based on who the manager has never seen play.”