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Eggbert Nobacon 1:57 Tue Mar 13
West Ham to appoint Director of Football
Not sure if this is anything new or re-hash of what came out after the Tony Henry debacle


West Ham to appoint a director of football as David Sullivan takes a step back from transfer dealings
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KEN DYER

West Ham will appoint an experienced director of football at the end of the season in a bid to head off criticism from fans of their recruitment strategy.

Frustration boiled over during the 3‑0 defeat by Burnley on Saturday when some fans invaded the London Stadium pitch and hundreds hurled abuse at the club’s owners.

West Ham’s transfer policy over the past two seasons has been one prominent source of dissatisfaction among the supporters and there will be changes this summer.

Co-owner David Sullivan, who has been directly involved in signings, including dealing with agents, will step away from that role, which will be handled by an experienced figure.

Sullivan, co-owner David Gold and vice-chairman Karren Brady have agreed on the new post but no appointment will be made until manager David Moyes’s future at the club is decided.

Moyes, who succeeded Slaven Bilic in November, has repeatedly stated no decision will be made on his future until West Ham’s Premier League destiny is decided, which may not be until the end of the season.

Sullivan is keen for Moyes to remain and is ready to offer a long-term deal if survival is confirmed.

Moyes is under contract until the end of the season and has said he is enjoying his time at West Ham but will want assurances from the club, particularly on spending for next season before making a decision.

“They have signed an awful lot of good players here, a lot of good players - Manuel Lanzini, Marko Arnautovic - so there’s no criticism, but we’re going to set up something that hopefully gives us another look,” said Moyes after the 2-0 win over Watford last month.

“It’s going to come a little bit away from the chairman. The chairman is going to try to stand aside a bit from it. It could be a head of football operations, could be a head of recruitment, could be a director of football.”

Many supporters who were promised that moving to the London Stadium in the summer of 2016 would take the club to “the next level” feel let down by what has been a perceived under-investment in the squad.

West Ham, meanwhile, look certain to have a sizeable police presence at their next home match, against Southampton on March 31, and are scheduled to have further talks with stadium operators LS185 about improving match-day stewarding.

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Alex V 3:31 Sat Mar 17
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
Well that's really true of any DoF in the sport - if they're given no power, they won't be able to wield any and nothing will change. Realising that such an appointment is needed is a first step for Sullivan, and I don't think you do that without some realisation that things aren't working, but we'll have to wait and see if it signals a genuine positive step forward for the club.

terry-h 6:20 Fri Mar 16
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This is a load of bollocks as usual from little Dave, currently grieving for his recently sadly departed leader of the Diddy Men.

The club's Board has no power to alter Sullivan's control of the money so any DOF would be as useless as the unlamented Tony Henry.

Swiss. 4:36 Fri Mar 16
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Terry Venables

cartis 8:22 Thu Mar 15
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Balto 12:19 Thu Mar 15

Couldn't agree more , them two old cunts and Brady are royally fucking this club every which way.

They have got to be driven out.

cartis 8:22 Thu Mar 15
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Balto 12:19 Thu Mar 15

Couldn't agree more , them two old cunts and Brady are royally fucking this club every which way.

They have got to be driven out.

Sir Alf 3:52 Thu Mar 15
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
Barry Silkman , Mackay or one of the other small band of agent "mates" Sullivan has always used to get players. They were effectively the DoF anyway so may as well make it a formal arrangement and appoint one of them?.

"Got this lad from South America Dave, blinding ability being wasted in the River Plate ressies , going for a song at 15 million , come on Dave you know it makes sense! - I will open the bidding at 50000 and whatever we get him for be on strict terms of 10% down and the balance being paid from the next 20 years ticket sales as we normally do for you?"

S

mallard 2:39 Thu Mar 15
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
Redknapp



....... Noooooooooo!

Side of Ham 2:37 Thu Mar 15
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
Should be Carragher he has been proven to spit in the face of adversary (or his young daughter) and come out unscathed (well he's got a bit of time spare until summer)

the exile 2:27 Thu Mar 15
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Curbs?

Swiss. 12:40 Thu Mar 15
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
yep whoever this D of F is gonna be it has to be someone with a lot of charisma and football clout.

Pele ?

Willtell 12:00 Thu Mar 15
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
I find it quite funny that the owners have gone from saving WH to being reviled for their lies and incompetence in every aspect of running a football club within 7 seasons.

What exactly does anyone suppose will change from 3 people that lie and cheat all the time by employing someone to replace Tony Henry?

The D of F will still have to ask Diddy Dave to put his short arms in his very deep pockets....

Sir Alf 11:03 Thu Mar 15
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
Just got back ( took your advice ).

Now preparing for another 8 years saying the same thing :-)

Hope things change. They wont. :-(

collyrob 6:25 Thu Mar 15
Re: West Ham to appoint glove puppet with "Director of Football" written across its chest

One McAvennieeeeee 6:16 Wed Mar 14
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
8 paragraphs to match the 8 fucking years you've been saying the same thing.

Pop out, Alf. Go and do something.


Ag ag ag

gph 2:17 Thu Mar 15
West Ham to appoint glove puppet with "Director of Football" written across its chest
(nt)

Johnson 12:58 Thu Mar 15
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
Balto - seeing as Sullivan told everyone Bilic was seventh chliceband they dithered on sacking the OAF for a season and a half I’d say we were at that point quite some time ago.

Balto 12:19 Thu Mar 15
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
Have we reached a point where managers don't want to work for GBS, players don't want to sign for them, fans don't want to be in the same ground as them and other clubs don't want to do business with them.

We all know that a DoF will be beholden to DS who must be a nightmare to do business with.

I don't see anyway out of this other than them selling up. They will fight tooth and nail to get the highest price possible and make unreasonable demands that will put off buyers.

Vexed 11:57 Wed Mar 14
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
The fucking simp Sullivan will fuck up the Director of Football appointment up like he has every other aspect of the club.

It looks likely that we'll be relegated anyway so does it even matter? Fuck these cunts.

. . 11:48 Wed Mar 14
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Director of Football will only work if he has a decent scouting team, They find the players the Head Coach/Manager get's the best out of them. Will need to be someone the Manager trusts as they need to be on the same page.
However if it get's rid of Sullivan playing FIFA 18 then it's not a bad thing. For every hidden gem West Ham have signed from lower leagues (Antonio etc) There has got to be at least 2 that have been worthless (Petrić, Zaza etc)

Mex Martillo 11:10 Wed Mar 14
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Man shitty

Tomsdad 9:47 Wed Mar 14
Re: West Ham to appoint Director of Football
So where exactly has this having a Director of Football worked?

HairyHammer 9:43 Wed Mar 14
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Exıled


No shıt !

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