Moyes set to face recruitment change


David Moyes Is likely to face changes to his recruitment policy this summer!

The manager insisted that he and a head of recruitment Rob Newman were permitted to run things in that area when appointed.

Moyes with head of recruitment Rob Newman

However, it has become known the club have become very concerned at some signings and have  little trust in the head of recruitment and the manager in identifying transfer targets after a poor return on their investment over the past two years.

This of course could lead to a showdown over control over transfer funds with the board taking a far more active role in the identification and approval of any future signings.

There remains a big doubt as to whether Gianluca Scamacca will remain at the club although Nayef Aguerd is seen as a good signing whilst the jury is out on Emerson, Downes, Kehrer and Ings.

Quite how a change of recruitment system will go down with Moyes and Newman must remain to be seen.

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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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  • Hammeroo says:

    We should keep Emerson, Downes, Kehrer and Ings. We just need a manager who can play them correctly! No point in throwing good money after bad.

  • hammerpete6 says:

    New manager to assess the players please

    • Hammer_Rite says:

      I second that Pete and while we are at it take head of recruitment Rob Newman with him.

  • Clive says:

    Cant say I dislike any of the newest signings just some of them have been really unfortunate with injuries that’s all.

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