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Moyes needs help with scouting

Journalist Alan Nixon claims that David Moyes will be recruiting some extra scouts this summer

Speaking on Twitter Nixon said “West Ham. Moyes wants to bring in a handful of new scouts for his transfer team. Short in that department.”

During Manual Pellegrini’s term as West Ham manager, the Hammers employed six full-time scouts including Pellegrini’s son Juan and the director of football’s son Mario Husillos Jr. A former mate of Husillos from Malaga, Juan Carlos Valdivia, was also employed as a scout as was another old mate of Pellegrini and Husillos, Claudio Carsi also arrived at West Ham scouting department.

The one scout who survived the Pellegrini era is Jordan Miles who has been credited with the recruitment of Tomas Soucek.

He is said to be supported by a number of scouts within the Academy and a number of freelance scouts.

Last year Sky Sports presenter Geoff Shreeves was forced to issue a lengthy apology on Sunday Supplement to West Ham and their co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan admitting they had spent £1.5m on scouts in the last 12 months.

David Moyes is known to be obsessive with his own due diligence spending up to ten hours a day on WyScout watching videos and analysing stats, he also attends as many games as he can in person.

He is unlikely to bring in a director of football just yet instead relying on his mate Alan Irvine in his new role as technical advisor and strengthening the video analysis and full-time scouting department to do some of the heavy lifting when it comes to scouting.

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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

2 comments on “Moyes needs help with scouting

  1. Sounds like Moyes is “Setting Up” a proper scouting network that is long overdue. if we are going to build a successful model going forward, we will need to identify talent very early on. The so-called bigger clubs will hopefully not be prepared to gamble on players at that early stage and we will hopefully be able to give opportunities to these young energetic but talented players.
    It’s these small margins that will ultimately make the difference to our “Academy” brand and reputation.

  2. Steer clear of Malkey Mackay, Barry Fry, Simon Jordan and Jack Sullivan. Do most of it yourself Wee Davey.

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