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“Nope, I’m not the Irons next director of football!”


Barry Fry has laughed off social media chit chat that he is set to become the Hammers new director of football.

After the former Birmingham City boss had been spotted in the London Stadium director’s box during the Southampton match, ill informed gossip immediately kicked off that he was on his way to the club.

But despite heavy sarcasm that their former SACKED St Andrew’s manager would be an ideal person for the board to “hide behind,” the Peterborough United director of football screamed with laughter at the suggestion.

He told CandH: “It’s amazing  how this stuff gets started. Unbelievable! I love West Ham as a club and as the Posh had played on Friday night I was pleased to be able to support  the Davids and Karren Brady at the Southampton match.

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“But lovely idea though it might be  to become DOF at the London Stadium it’s not going to happen. I’m a bit long in the tooth for that and there is absolutely no chance of it happening.

“There’s more chance of  the Hammers getting relegated which is never going to happen. Social media really can get silly can’t it.”

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on ““Nope, I’m not the Irons next director of football!”

  1. If we have a director of football why isn’t it Sir Trev, seems the perfect fit for that type of role and wouldn’t be intimidating to the manager as they know he has no interest in being manager.

    • I thought the idea was to recruit someone who understood the European leagues, had deep relationships with the top agents and a wide-ranging global scouting network at all levels? Not a token, convenient knight of the realm with long ties to the club. Installing Trev – much as we love him – would simply agitate everyone who wants to see a cohesive and progressive transfer policy.

      • I guess you are right Demon, based on past appointments I doubt the Chairmen will find that person, Tony Henry didn’t find any players that we know about and supposedly he was one of the best, having said all that I think sir Trev with a good scouting network would be more than a token, he is a better judge of talent than anyone I have seen employed by the club in the last 40 years including Lyall.

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