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Macca urges club to sort out player recruitment

Former Hammer Frank McAvennie has suggested that West Ham need to restructure their player recruitment.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I look and think, ‘Who is buying the players?’. If it is the owners who are buying the players that is not how you run a club. That is not the way you do it. They have got to get someone to oversee every signing.

“By the looks of it there is not a lot of thought going into transfers. Moyes needs to take more control.

“They need to take the transfer decisions away from the owners. I always think that it should be a football guy buying footballers.”

Claret and Hugh says: West Ham Director of football Mario Hussilos was dismissed in December along with his good friend Manuel Pellegrini. It has been reported that the Hammers scouting network which was made up of their two sons, plus several others, left at the same time leaving just one scout at the club for David Moyes re-appointment as manager. Frankie Mac has a big point and we and others have said for a very long time that the club needs needs to completely overhaul the whole player recruitment strategy. A proper director of football – a job effectively carried out by David Sullivan right now – needs to be appointed and the manager allowed to build up his own network of scouts. Currently too many agents are used and that needs to change fast.  This should be a priority signing for the board as poor player recruitment is indeed at the root of all the club’s problems.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Macca urges club to sort out player recruitment

  1. they won’t! end of…🤬

  2. Can you honestly see this happening ?
    Sullivan likes the control and thinks he is great at it. Which is why he never hired a dof until 2 years ago.
    Now he not only has the hussilos excuse, he can give it the covid we are too skint to hire one as well.

  3. A proper director of football is a must.Most of the top Clubs in Europe work like that .As do the likes of Chelsea,Leicester and Southampton to name a few .The director of Football and scouts are responsible for recruiting players.Buy well and sell well is the key !The manager is in effect the head Coach .There have been too many Clubs who have been ripped off by managers in the past.Family members who have been agents.As a result so many Clubs ,have been lumberedwith dross on massive wages.Two minutes later the manager is sacked and the players are still at the Club.The new manager comes in and wants to bring in his own players.Thats how you get spiralling wages and the next minute the Club faces financial Armageddon.I have watched a good few managers taking training amongst the very best was Eddie Howe.I will tell you this for nothing Eddie Howe would love to Coach our squad..However one of the reason Bournemouth went down was poor recruitment. I do not agree that we have such a bad squad at all..Sure we are short but David Moyes has not got an impossible hand .It is his job to get the best out of the squad.I just shook my head when I saw Haller ,Lanzini,Anderson and Yarmelenko on the bench ,with Noble at no ten.Negative in the extreme.Yes the first seven fixtures are tough .But if we are positive we will pick up some points.!We are more than a football Club,we’re a way of life !COYI!!!

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