West Ham United are planning to hire a director of football at the end of the season, according to the London Evening Standard.
The current hierarchy, consisting of co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan, as well as chairwoman Karren Brady have come under fire from the fans.
Most of the frustration has come from the club’s decision to move to the London Stadium from Upton Park, as well as their recruitment policy.
At the weekend, tension boiled over as three separate West Ham fans invaded the pitch during the team’s defeat to Burnley.
Club captain Mark Noble stepped in to haul one of the angry supporters to the floor, while another snatched the corner flag and held it aloft in the middle of the pitch.
Groups of supporters in the stands turned on Sullivan and Gold, which forced the pair to vacate the directors’ box.
Rival fans found the unsavoury scenes amusing, but the club is looking into the matter seriously.
The London Evening Standard claims that a director of football will be hired in order to take the heat off the board with regards to signings.
As a result of the new appointment, Sullivan will step away from his role in transfer negotiations.
West Ham fans have been tweeting their thoughts on the reports.
What’s the point of appointing decent players when we’re not even gonna spend money
— jj ⚒ (@jeremiahhjoshua) March 13, 2018
Is it Jack or Dave Jnr?
— Tonyb (@briso77) March 13, 2018
Knowing us it will be Joe Kinnear or David Pleat!
— Lewis John E (@Rice_LittlePea) March 13, 2018
Will he be a prolific goal scorer, great defender and going goalie?
— Stephen Chambers (@ChambersSJ) March 13, 2018
— iRONS UNITED (@irons_united) March 13, 2018
So that’ll be d.sullivan jnr and fifa 18 then
— mark honey (@wasaginga) March 13, 2018
What happened to us being taken over by some billionaire after we moved to the London Stadium?
— Ben Horton (@BHorton100) March 13, 2018
Probably be Harry Redknapp and his cut price bargains
— Wayne Chettleburgh (@waccyman) March 13, 2018
Yep. We need a good scout in the lower leagues. Championship has a lot of good teams .
— Kid Fairley (@KidFairley) March 13, 2018