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Hammers boss opens up on Steidten relationship

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The David Moyes/Tim Steidten scenario rumbles on with the manager explaining the position between the two.

But Moyes leaves more questions than answers in his quotes during an interview with Sky Sports after much speculation has done the rounds recently.

Hammers insiders claim that everything done at the club is by mutual agreement but it is difficult to see how that can happen with Moyes looking at proven Premier League players and the new technical director being more interested in European stars and prospects.

We have revealed that C and H was told Moyes would be making the major decision on incoming payers this term but we are still waiting as we have done in previous windows.

With the manager in the last year of his three year contract at the club, it probably means we won’t Steidten’s influence really coming to bear until next summer.

In the meantime here’s what he had to say about the relationship with Steidten:

He was pretty clear that there’s a way to go and that he is closer right now to Mark Noble saying: “It’s new (the structure); new people to the club.

“I’ve known Mark for a long time and have a great relationship with him. I’m still getting to know Tim.

“Because of the shortness of the summer and being in Australia, the amount of time we have had together has been limited, but I’m sure we’ll get down to work and do what we have to do.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • SelsdonHammer says:

    If the rumours of a rift between Tim Steidten and Moyes over the type of players the club need to target are true, and there is nothing to suggest that they aren’t. then Sullivan needs to show who is boss. He appointed Steidten but seems content for Moyes to call the shots, which is making the club look ridiculous and blatantly hindering progress in the transfer market. Sullivan needs to back Steidten now and tell a manager who is in the last year of his contract to toe the line. The only person who should be able to veto transfers is Sullivan, not Moyes. In football parlance Sullivan needs to “sort it out”.

  • johnham1 says:

    Terrible from Moyes yet again. The board are simply a disgrace to allow him to dismiss a colleague like this. He is going to spend the DR money the way he wants no matter who says what to him. How the board is allowing this is beyond most of us – a decision that will cost them big time in the long run.

  • Auslander says:

    I think we’re going to regret hanging on to Moyes, just to save a few bob paying him off!

  • hammerpete6 says:

    Moyes, like an ostrich with its head in the sand, finds the reasons why he doesn’t work with Tim but not the ‘time’ to get together with him. Meanwhile, the tumbleweed blows across the corridor.

  • norfolkhammer says:

    Moyes needs to get out of our club he is the bad apple along with Antonio think there bigger than the club & looks like Jarrod Bowen’s goal in Prague saved Moyes from getting the boot. We owe this clueless dinosaur nothing the players on the pitch that night won us fans the cup not Moyes please just go your boring your football is a chore to watch

  • SelsdonHammer says:

    If the rumours of a rift between Tim Steidten and Moyes over the type of players the club need to target are true, and there is nothing to suggest that they aren’t, then Sullivan needs to show who is boss. He appointed Steidten but seems content for Moyes to call the shots, which is making the club look ridiculous and blatantly hindering progress in the transfer market. Sullivan needs to back Steidten now and tell a manager who is in the last year of his contract to toe the line. The only person who should be able to veto transfers is Sullivan, not Moyes. In football parlance Sullivan needs to “sort it out”.

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