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Hammers Continue Moyes Backroom Clear-out

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Rob Newman, the Hammers’ head of recruitment and football scout, has been released by West Ham as the exodus of David Moyes’ backroom team continues.

Newman was brought in by Moyes to oversee a restructuring in recruitment at the club and was widely credited with the scouting of Lucas Paqueta. The former Manchester City scout was also tasked with setting up a scouting network in Brazil to sign talent from South America.

Defender Luizão joined West Ham United in January 2023 from São Paulo but was unable to make the breakthrough to David Moyes’ first team squad, despite the squad having problems in central defence.

Newman did attempt to take Carlos Borges from his former club; however, West Ham failed to agree on a deal with Manchester City, and the player eventually signed for Ajax.

With new director of football Tim Steidten already having good contacts in Brazil, it was decided that Newman was surplus to requirements.

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  • Simon says:

    As a former football player, coach, trainer and administrator I really would like to know what role this “back room” staff did at West Ham.
    Especially in the light of … no new signings in Jan, except the ridiculous waste of money “Phillips acquisition”
    Plus the arrogant style of Moyes making all the decisions on the touchline during matches, and players blatantly unfit and blunt, when trainings and special drills should have sharpened them.
    May the next batch of professional staff and mager truly make a huge difference and take West Ham to the next, and next level. ☆ Coyi – God bless West Ham

    • Benny the Aussie says:

      Great question, it seems like Moyes has squeezed the life out of the club, players always looked drained, no plan b, very little youth or change in squad.

  • Simon says:

    As a former football player, coach, trainer and administrator I really would like to know what role this “back room” staff did at West Ham.

    Especially in the light of … no new signings in Jan, except the ridiculous waste of money “Phillips acquisition”
    Plus the arrogant style of Moyes, by himself, making all the decisions on the touchline during matches, and players blatantly unfit and blunt, when trainings and special drills should have sharpened them.

    May the next batch of professional staff and manager truly make a huge difference and take West Ham to the next, and next level. ☆ Coyi – God bless West Ham

  • Dave says:

    Good to get this one off the books and payroll.
    One of our worse signings and that’s saying something

  • John Ayris says:

    He was more than underwhelming wasn’t he, amazing he lasted as long as he did.

  • D.f.butcher says:

    The backroom staff must have been part of the boring football I’ve had to endure so good riddance to them

  • Dave says:

    It was well reported that Moyes was offered players in January and he turned them all down but preferred to let 4 first team players leave with no replacements.
    Moyes call that probably cost us Europe again.
    On the plus they didn’t buy a load of dross like they used to do and Philips was louder as a good signing by every expert at the time, it didn’t work out..
    Most people will never know what roles people actually done but from memory he was highly rated at Man City when we got him.

    • Mike says:

      Get real ,until you find a billionaire to bankroll the club you are going to be a small fish swimming in the premier league pond, under Moyes you punched well above your weight give the man credit for that, now you have gone and stuffed it up by appointing a proven loser.Whats wrong with Frank Lampard hes your man he is going to come good,after all Chelsea won the Champions league with his sqad

  • Graham says:

    I have never understood what Newman did for his probably huge wages. I can only imagine that very few players he recommended Moyes liked. In his short time with West Ham Steidman seemed to have found and signed more players then Newman. Hopefully that will continue in the new regime.

  • John Farley says:

    We should keep the players that we already have, but release the players who don’t get on the pitch, but not George earthy he was outstanding against Luton keep him, at the club he is the one to watch.

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