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Eggbert Nobacon 12:00 Wed Jun 13
Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
proved me wrong as didn't think he would get that title


https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2018/june/13-june/west-ham-appoint-director-football-mario-husillos

West Ham United are delighted to announce the appointment of Mario Husillos as the Club’s Director of Football.

The experienced and widely respected Argentinian joins the Hammers after a spell as sporting director at Malaga, where in 2012/13 he worked with the Club’s new manager Manuel Pellegrini through the most-successful period in the Spanish side’s history.

Husillos is credited for bringing several outstanding players to La Rosaleda, helping Malaga reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and finish sixth in La Liga in that period.

The 59-year-old used his extensive scouting network to recruit a host of established internationals, including Argentina striker Javier Saviola, Paraguay centre forward Roque Santa Cruz and Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. The South American also kept close tabs on Malaga’s Academy, with the likes of Spain forward Juanmi and Venezuela midfielder Juanpi coming through the ranks to establish themselves in the first team.

Husillos has put pen to paper on a three-year deal.


He said: “I am very excited. West Ham United is a club with huge ambition. The challenge to help deliver that ambition is what really attracted me to the role.

“I know the manager well and know he wants to deliver an exciting brand of attacking football. It will be my job to supply him with the tools to do just that.

“I am very much looking forward to working with Manuel Pellegrini again. We had great success together at Malaga, reaching the Champions League, and he is someone that I have huge respect for.

“I have seen West Ham play many times before. The fans are very passionate and close to the team, and I hope we can give them a team to be proud of next season.”


Joint-Chairman David Sullivan says the appointment of Husillos is a 'hugely positive step' for West Ham and confirmed that the new Director of Football will assume responsibility for all senior player recruitment.

“He has worked in six or seven different countries and it’s that global experience we hope will serve us well as we scout the world to bring West Ham United some exciting new talent.

“He is also highly experienced at helping young players fulfil their potential and we believe we have an exciting crop of emerging players here.

“Mario will take complete, strategic control of all player recruitment and, alongside Manuel, has the full support and confidence of myself and David Gold to lead that department.

“On behalf of everyone at West Ham United, I would like to welcome Mario Husillos and his family to the Club.”

Manager Pellegrini is looking forward to reforming a partnership which worked so well in Spain.

"It was very important to me that we appointed the right person to lead our player recruitment process and I know from working with him that Mario will be a great asset for us.

“Mario has great experience and a fantastic knowledge of players. We have already had positive discussions about his role and the areas of the squad that we want to improve, and I am sure he will become a key figure for the club.

“His worldwide contacts will help attract talent to play at London Stadium.”

West Ham United would like to welcome Mario and his family to the Club and wish him all the best for his career in Claret and Blue.

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AKA ERNIE 11:39 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
Bruno they've appointed the bloke pellegrini wanted in the position he wanted I agree our board are cunts but fuck me they've actually got something right for once

bruuuno 11:36 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
Shameless attempt by the scum cunt board to appease the fans

Vexed 9:11 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
NO HE'S DEFINITELY HEAD OF RECRUITMENT

Lertie Button 7:51 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
Can't possibly be worse than Sullivan, so definitely an upgrade

Russ of the BML 10:23 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
Those Malaga fans are a load of fickle cunts. They weren't moaning when they got in the Champions League.

Hermit Road 9:49 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
I don’t think this is a big deal. The fella has a distinct whiff of yesterday’s man about him.

Sven Roeder 8:16 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
He was DoF when Malaga made the Champions League
And then came back and tried to get players in January (good luck with that) to try & get them out of the shit.
Selective memories of Malaga fans

Let’s see how he gets on with time and money in a summer period. With a manager he knows and has worked with.

orwells tragedy 7:39 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
*transfer pot

orwells tragedy 7:38 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
This only works if Sullivan gives them overall control of a budget pot rather than Sullivan sanctioning individual transfers. They need to have the license to spend the whole lot on one player if they want to.

Gavros 2:57 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
How can a director of football (ie head of player recruitment) get a team relegated on his own?

Any Old Iron 1:35 Thu Jun 14
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Excuse me if I'm a little underwhelmed by this appointment. All I can see happenning is the team being packed out with more foreigners.

J.Riddle 1:24 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
Malaga fans not impressed

Thank you, the worst director of football

— Rafa C (@94rafacarrasco) 13 June 2018
So sorry for you, West Ham.

— pABLO (@PAWLYTOR) 13 June 2018
He is the worst Director of Football we had. Now we are in Second League in large part because of him and his friend the coach.

— pABLO (@PAWLYTOR) 13 June 2018
Sorry West Ham... Your soap bubbles are going to live this disaster.

— Jorgenberg (@JorgeAguilar_5) 13 June 2018
RIP.

— Malaguista44 (@Malaguista44) 13 June 2018
RIP west ham... pic.twitter.com/1P6qgOzMnK

— M. Crespo (@MCrespo15) 13 June 2018
Sorry

— SupportYourLocalTeam (@ChofitaMLg) 13 June 2018
Are you ready to second division? Good luck

— SELU MCF  (@selu9mcf) 13 June 2018
We'are so sorry hammers fans, from Malaga. The worst football-worker in the world... Good luck

— Pablo Muñoz (@pablomc) 13 June 2018

El Scorchio 1:14 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
Well it’s all good giving him ‘strategic control’ but nothing is going to change if Sullivan refuses to pay the asking price for the players they want. Let’s pray he trusts their judgement and gets them who they want with no fucking other clubs about and no half measures.

Mr. Burns 1:05 Thu Jun 14
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
Our director of football is Kilroy-Silk?

Capitol Man 4:59 Wed Jun 13
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boleyn8420 4:34 Wed Jun 13
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Well it's decent enough news overall, but I don't see too much happening in terms of transfers over the world cup either. Maybe some domestic activity but likely now much beyond that.

Will make August interesting I suppose.

boleyn8420 4:34 Wed Jun 13
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
Wow, a new manager and a new DoF.
Same old budget of 10 bob and a packet of pork scratchings though

1 free in the door so far and 57 days left to go, on your marks super Mario

JAC 4:17 Wed Jun 13
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
No surprise...so many so called experts on here think they are ITK when they should stick to their FIFA Manager games.

Someone with Pellegrini's profile and respect in the game would not have joined the shambles that is West Ham had he not been given a contract that he had a free hand to employ/buy who he wanted within an agreed budget..

He's no mug.

All the knicker wetters need to calm down.

If I were a opposing supporter and read some of the comments on here it would make me cringe with idiotic comments.

Yes,we all hate the 3 of them but believe MP will turn it around and stop the whinging .

chim chim cha boo 4:15 Wed Jun 13
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This is a big positive step for the club, hopefully. Of course Sullivan will control the purse strings - every chairman of every club in the world does that.

It's as clear a 'sorry I made some fuck-ups when I bought players and nearly got us relegated again' as Sullivan will ever say. It also serves him well if a player doesn't work out at the club because he's telling us it won't have been one of his famous 'punts'. If a player disappoints us it won't be all down to him.

Now as everyone says, let's see him dig deep and give his manager the tools to work with. I have to say though that I'm reasonably optimistic but that's always the West Ham supporters fatal flaw.

Your mum 4:09 Wed Jun 13
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
2 big steps made by the Dildos, now give them a decent budget & stay out of the press!

HairyHammer 3:03 Wed Jun 13
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Getting a decent manager and director of football without bringing in some top draw players is a bit like buying a packet of sweets that only contains only the packaging and the sweet wrappers.

Coffee 2:59 Wed Jun 13
Re: Husillos confirmed as Director of Football
Could someone explain exactly what his role will be? Director of Football sounds nebulous, but many people are saying his job is to recruit new players. If that's the case, why not Director of Transfers? What else will he be expected to do?

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