David Moyes is on the verge of completing a game-changing West Ham move that’ll give them a huge boost for years to come…
According to Football Insider, the Hammers have landed a new recruitment chief in the form of former Norwich City defender Rob Newman, who has quit Premier League champions Manchester City to join the club.
The 57-year-old has been in charge of the Citizen’s overseas recruitment and scouting for well over a decade, so this has to be considered quite the coup for the Irons.
It’s claimed that Newman has finalised an agreement with the club after resigning from his post at the Etihad Stadium.
West Ham have not had someone in such a role since Mario Husillos departed the club alongside Manuel Pellegrini in December 2019.
This will come as a massive boost to Moyes as he has been clamouring for vast improvements to his recruitment staff ever since he returned for a second stint at the London Stadium.
Speaking to the Evening Standard back in December, the Scotsman revealed his intentions to get the East London outfit on par with several of their top-flight rivals. He said:
“Yes, it’s my long-term job. I want to get us a state-of-the-art recruitment department for the future which we can look to and use.
“We are undoubtedly behind, I would argue probably every other club in that area. But it’s something I will fix, it’s something I want to get in place better.”
A move for Newman is certainly one foot in the right direction, especially when you consider the array of talent that City have been able to secure from abroad in the 13 years he’s been in charge.
It is also a telling sign of Moyes’ new influence on GSB and the club’s decision-makers and he’s clearly satisfied with their imminent plans as he put pen to paper to a three-year contract extension during the off-season.
The arrival of the City chief could be a game-changer for the Irons, arguably it may even be their greatest signing in recent times as it means the club finally have someone to identify talent and get deals across the line before it’s too late.
With over a month still remaining in the transfer window, he’ll have plenty of time to stamp his mark down in East London. It’s certainly another step in the right direction for a club on the rise.
This latest development from Rush Green should have many associated with the Hammers absolutely thrilled.
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