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Steidten is staying a Hammer

Tim Steidten is staying a Hammer as Liverpool look elsewhere 

One of the most significant pieces of news concerning West Ham emerged from Liverpool yesterday. There were substantial concerns that Liverpool might seek to recruit West Ham’s director of football, Tim Steidten, as part of a restructuring plan.

It was feared that there would be little West Ham could do if Liverpool expressed serious interest in luring Steidten away. With significant squad overhaul needed at West Ham this summer, Steidten’s scouting network would be invaluable.

Therefore, it came as a relief to learn that Liverpool’s owners, The Fenway Group, appointed former sporting director Michael Edwards as the company’s chief executive of football.

Steidten set to remain a hammer as Liverpool have dropped their interest

Tim Steidten is staying a Hammer as Liverpool look elsewhere

Edwards declined an initial approach by FSG to re-join after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp announced his departure at the end of the season.

In their statement, a Liverpool official announced, “He returns to us in a role with greater seniority than he held previously and with a wider remit. He will take over responsibilities I have previously held regarding oversight and management of Liverpool FC’s football operation.”

These words suggest that Liverpool are not seeking to appoint someone above Edwards. Hence, it’s safe to assume that Steidten will not be heading to Anfield. With no Director of Football role available at Liverpool, any job offered to Steidten would be a significant demotion.

Edwards had joined Liverpool in 2011, assuming the role of sporting director in 2016 before departing the club in the summer of 2022.

 

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One comment on “Steidten is staying a Hammer

  1. This sounds like great news, which we desperately need. We seem linked with Liverpool again at the moment, with the Tim issue, the European tie later on Thursday, and the potential juxtapose of both sets of fans very sad at the end of the season – Liverpool for losing Klopp and West Ham for keeping Moyes!!! Say it ain’t so???

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