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West Ham set to appoint director of football ahead of summer transfer window

West Ham set to appoint director of football ahead of summer transfer window

West Ham United are planning to appoint a director of football to oversee the summer transfer window, according to the Guardian.

The Hammers spent nearly £160 million on eight new recruits last summer, but only a handful have proven their worth following a disappointing Premier League campaign.

West Ham plan to hire a director of football to address their recent transfer strategy and a recruitment process is underway with changes expected at the club this summer.

Hammers manager David Moyes, whose long-term future is still up in the air despite their European bid, was handed significant control over the club’s transfer dealings.

However, the West Ham hierarchy have reportedly expressed dissatisfaction over their transfer business.

If Moyes retains his job beyond this summer, his influence over market activities will be reduced.

Several potential candidates have been shortlisted, including former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards and AS Monaco’s Paul Mitchell.

Brentford’s Lee Dykes and Atalanta’s Lee Congerton are also on the club’s radar, while Victor Orta, who recently parted ways with Leeds United, has also been touted.

The new director of football will work hand-in-hand with sporting director Mark Noble, with the club keen to bolster their scouting network.

West Ham have done enough to avoid relegation this season and are now focused on claiming continental glory in the Europa Conference League.

Success on the European stage could decide Moyes’s long-term future at the London Stadium, with the club already eyeing potential replacements for the Scottish manager.

West Ham’s latest search for a director of football is reportedly led by the club’s co-owner David Sullivan who will also take charge of finding a new manager if Moyes leaves this summer.

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