West Ham United to appoint director of football, fans react

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.