David Moyes is in line to receive a major behind-the-scenes boost at West Ham United this summer…
According to the Daily Mail, the 58-year-old Scotsman has hired his son, David Moyes Jnr, to work in the Irons’ revamped scouting and recruitment network.
It’s a move that highlights his growing influence at the East London outfit as he’s been trusted to form his own scouting department, with more senior appointments expected in the near future.
Moyes Jnr has left his role as an agent with Wasserman, who have some big names like Man City’s John Stones and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez on their books, to join his father at the London Stadium.
This will come as a hugely encouraging boost to many at the Hammers, especially Moyes, who has seemingly earned the trust of the club’s hierarchy during his second stint.
The former Everton boss was linked with a sensational return to Goodison Park before signing a new three-year extension and in the 16 months or so that he’s been back, he’s transformed West Ham’s fortunes greatly.
After avoiding relegation with one game to go in 2019/20, the Scot guided the squad into the Europa League, recording their best-ever points tally and their highest finish since 1999.
Moyes has managed to achieve such a feat thanks to his impressive coaching on the training ground as well as his phenomenal recruitment in the transfer market.
Nobody could’ve foreseen the impact of unknown Czech duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal, who both appear to be two absolute bargains, whilst the turnaround in Jesse Lingard’s career was just as unpredictable.
And that’s all thanks to Moyes.
Therefore, it should come as little surprise to see GSB put their faith in the 58-year-old to build his own scouting network.
This sort of thing escaped him during his first tenure, so it represents a change in attitude from those at the very top and that’ll come as a hugely exciting boost to West Ham.
Moyes will have to do the business in the window once again if they are to stand a chance at remaining competitive next season as right now, the squad lacks substantial depth options right across the pitch.
Either way, fans should be buzzing by this latest development from Rush Green.