David Moyes has just received one massive West Ham boost ahead of the summer transfer window…
After penning a new three-year deal over the weekend, the 58-year-old has been given the green light to appoint his own recruitment staff in what appears to be a surprise new approach from the Irons’ hierarchy.
That’s according to Football Insider, who claim that Moyes made it clear during talks with chiefs David Sullivan, David Gold and Karen Brady that bolstering the club’s scouting network was key to him signing new terms.
This move will see the Scot appoint his own director of football, a position that has not been filled since the disastrous Mario Husillos who left with Manuel Pellegrini in December 2019, as well as hiring more talent-spotters.
Aside from signing a new striker or bringing Jesse Lingard back on a permanent basis, this could be the news of the summer at the London Stadium as it shows just how committed they are to Moyes and his project.
It’s the least they could do considering they gave up on him during his first stint in charge, and since his return, he has steered West Ham into the Europa League having survived with one game to go last term.
His recruitment has been second to none and has played a large part in their success.
No one would’ve heard of either Tomas Soucek or Vladimir Coufal prior to their arrival in East London but they have emerged as two of the standout contenders for this season’s ‘Player of the Year’ award, whilst his revival of Lingard deserves plenty of plaudits.
Evidently, he’s got it spot on all by himself so far, so now that he’s trusted to appoint an extended scouting network, the chances of finding more bargains will be increased further after this exciting Rush Green development.
It’s now going to be on GSB to back him financially in the market. The current squad needs vast additions across the pitch to stand a chance at remaining competitive in what is likely to be a 50-plus game campaign.
But for the time being, this is a hugely encouraging boost following Moyes’ contract extension.