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Moyes pleads to be given time on recruitmant

West Ham boss David Moyes insists the club need more time to build up the recruitment staff at the London Stadium.

The Hammers have recently brought Rob Newman into the club to work as the head of recruitment.

However, the Irons did not sign a player in January and Moyes has now pleaded for patience as he looks to ensure that he builds the team as he deems fit.

Indeed, he has pointed to the fact that he has previously worked with hefty recruitment teams at the likes of Everton and Manchester United.

He told reporters: “We brought in Rob Newman around November, December time. I’ve always had a strong and big recruitment team. We’ve only just started at this club to build it. I think you need to give us a little bit of time to build it up.

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“We have a few people and I’d like to get more in time. I’d like (to get our) feet under the ground so we can cover more games and see more players.

There’s so much more video watching, partly because of the pandemic and not getting to games. But there’s also a world out there of people sitting and watching games. Live football has always been the thing to do if you’re scouting.”

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

2 comments on “Moyes pleads to be given time on recruitmant

  1. WHO?…..does David Moyes have to “Plead” with?
    …Ridiculous!

    Moyes is already a Legend in the short space of time that he has been at this club, and the next level that he is attempting to take this club to is (or should be) pretty obvious to most supporters.

    Social media and the internet is solely responsible for the lack of realisation of where we have come from to where we are now. I don’t support Chelski or Citeh where the supporters expect quick fixes with regular injections of millions, with players costing upwards of £50M rotting in the reserves or sitting on the bench.

    It’s about time many supporters wake up to this nonsense and call it out!

  2. I think nobody would disagree with the fact a scouting network needs assembling at West Ham. However, in the 3 windows since he departed, the failure to replace Seb Haller cannot solely be attributed to a recruitment department in it’s infancy. Given that we have managed to recruit Bowen, Soucek et al in that period suggests otherwise.

    The fact that we no longer give a home to players past their prime & looking for a final pension pot top up is to be lauded. Likewise not accepting the “presents” of a chairman who likes to think he knows a bargain or two.

    But isn’t the reliance on a 31 year old with suspect hamstrings, to carry us through the second half of the season plus an FA cup & European campaign without any back up a tad optimistic?

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