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West Ham’s worst of both worlds

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West Ham’s indecisive worst of both worlds

West Ham could well find themselves with the worst of both worlds if they don’t make a decision on David Moyes‘ future soon.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that a future involving both Tim Steidten and David Moyes is highly unlikely. Therefore, a decision will have to be made because West Ham are currently running a half-baked attempt at a European model.

On the continent, the Director of Football recruits a head coach and players whilst overseeing footballing matters. The head coach then selects the team, tactics, and trains the players. Whilst this is not the traditional way English clubs have been run, it’s probably fair to say that two-thirds of the Premier League employ this model.

The alternative is, of course, the old ‘Fergie’ way of doing things, whereby an omnipotent manager runs all aspects of the club. Clearly, this is the way that David Moyes operates, which gives West Ham something of a culture clash.

West Ham's worst of both worlds could see Moyes and Steidten leave amid a lack of decision making

West Ham’s worst of both worlds could see Moyes and Steidten leave amid a lack of decision making

It’s quite clear what both parties want, but a decision will have to be made. If not, we could find a situation where Steidten leaves to participate in a correctly structured version of his role AND Moyes does not have his contract renewed.

That could very well see a generic manager appointed, with David Sullivan resuming his role as chief recruiter with players recommended by agents.

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