Ex drops backstage West Ham complaint
This may have been West Ham’s last transfer window with co-owner David Sullivan in charge of transfers …
What is the word?
According to the always reliable Former WHU employee, Irons fans can expect a change of power behind the scenes ahead of Rob Newman’s arrival as the new hiring manager.
In a series of tweets, he revealed:
“Very probably [that Newman will find a new striker]. It was the last window with DS overseeing the transfers! »He said, before add:
“Because of the recruiting manager role that Rob Newman is taking on. He’s apparently going to have the majority of control alongside [David] Moyes.
The 57-year-old is currently on gardening leave with defending champions Manchester City, where he has been since 2008, and is expected to begin his role later this month, according to The Athletic.
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His arrival at London Stadium could be one of the biggest moves of recent times.
Newman has been heavily involved in City’s hiring process, working with people like Txiki Begiristain, and is believed to be considered a popular hard worker with a “bloated contact book.”
The Hammers have a bad history when it comes to the role of director of football.
Gianluca Nani was responsible for the influx of bad signings during the Gianfranco Zola era and early Alan Curbishley era, while the less said about Mario Husillos the better.
Of the 15 players signed in 2018/19, only five remain in east London – and only one is anything other than a margin or a replacement, Pablo Fornals. His tenure will be remembered for signings like the club’s record flop Sébastien Haller, Lucas Perez, Jack Wilshere and Samir Nasri.
Newman’s proven track record and expertise could provide the Irons with a new edge in the transfer market, which the evidence above has shown they had been lacking for several years.
With the majority of supporters fiercely opposed to club ownership, GSB, the prospect of Sullivan having even less control over the transfer market will be music to their ears.
Ex’s latest claim behind the scenes is expected to leave a large chunk of London stadium worshipers absolutely buzzing and excited as 2022 approaches.
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