Behind the scenes, there is a battle for power at West Ham, but there will be only one winner when push comes to shove.
That power battle is between the manager, David Moyes, and the new technical director, Tim Steidten and it is really a case of winner takes it all.
Steidten has been publicly and privately credited for the signings of Kudus, Alvarez and Mavropanos and the board is delighted with his start to his new role.
He has quickly installed himself as the number two to David Sullivan in all footballing matters, leaving Mark Noble slightly in the shade to deal with Academy matters.
It will be Steidten who will draw up the short list of the next manager, whenever that might be, and the relationship between the manager and the technical director will be a crucial one, whoever is the head coach.
Moyes will need to work closely with Steidten come December in advance of the January transfer window, if he does not, we could find ourselves in a shown down com Christmas time over transfer strategy.
If it comes to that, over the festive period, there will be only one winner, and it will not be David Moyes, so the big question remains whether the current manager can be open-minded to other ideas and share the power of the footballing side of the Hammers,