West Ham is set to appoint a director of football this summer as Hammers board regain complete control over transfers in the future.
The new Director of Football will report to the board & not the manager, where that leaves the manager David Moyes & Head of Recruitment Rob Newman remains to be seen.
The new Director of Football does not affect Mark Noble’s role as Sporting Director; his role will be different having been previously described as working closely in support of the manager, as well as working with the Board of Directors, providing input, advice, & assistance across all aspects of the football operation. This will include Academy development, player recruitment & player & staff well-being – with a particular focus on ensuring players both progressing through the ranks & new to the Club are nurtured in the West Ham football philosophy and values.
While no names have been mentioned, there was a report in German BILD early this week, according to a translation by Sport Witness
The claIm has already made contact with St Louis sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel and ‘officially enquired’ about him moving to the London Stadium.