A West Ham decision to appoint a director of football this year is a move which could see David Moyes feeling he has been placed in a very difficult position.
Since his return to the club he he has made it crystal that his fingerprints and those of his mate Rob Newman will be the only ones on the arrival of new players and the entire recruitment position.
That he should have appointed him is wrong in itself. That’s a job for the board and it is what will happen in the summer.
Thus far David Sullivan stepped back and let him take over but as we reported that could change this time around with the club telling C&H that they are looking to appoint a director of football with the spending of cash being monitored by the board.
Should all of that take place – and there is absolutely every reason to believe it won’t – Moyes and his friend Newman will lose responsibility for arrivals as the board and director of football take over.
That will leave Moyes, presumably, in a position where he could well be considering his future in such dramatically changed circumstances.
The club hasn’t been overly impressed with the players brought in for around £200 million and that they are considering to introduce these changes is really no surprise at all.
Interesting time ahead