Head of recruitment keeps his place

31 Jul, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

In a new revelation, it appears Rob Newman is still very much involved in player recruitment at West Ham, reporting to David Moyes and is active in the transfer business this summer. It seems rumours of his pending contract termination by mutual consent were incorrect.

Newman joined Manchester City in October 2021 after extended gardening leave. As a player, he was a defender, notably playing for Norwich City, where he also featured in the UEFA Cup. He also played in the Scottish Premier League for Motherwell, in the Football League with Bristol City, Wigan Athletic and Southend United and for non-league sides Chelmsford City and Gorleston.

Following retirement, Newman had spells in charge of Southend United, Gorleston and Cambridge United. He later became a first-team coach at AFC Bournemouth and briefly registered as a player to add cover. He has since worked in a recruitment role, firstly for Manchester City before his move to West Ham.

It now appears Moyes and Newman are in charge of identifying targets, with David Sullivan handling the financial elements of the deals.

Where that leaves  Sporting Director Mark Noble and Technical Director Tim Steidten is unknown.


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