West Ham’s head of recruitment Rob Newman could find himself out of a job this summer after 18 months in charge due to poor return on investment of players over the last year and a half.
Newman joined from Manchester City in October 2021 after extended gardening leave but has failed to make a significant impact to Hammers recruitment successes on the pitch after the owners invested £200m under his watch.
David Moyes is not completely blameless and could also find his transfer identification role diminished if he stays after the summer for his final year with the board concerned that money has been wasted over the past two years and some signings have been questionable.
David Sullivan stepped away from dealings with transfer business but that could change this summer with the board wanting a greater say where the money is spent.
There is no active transfer business at the moment nor short list of targets as West Ham don’t know which division they will be in next season.
Whether David Moyes would be willing to accept a lesser role in transfer dealings remains to be seen and this could end up being the straw that breaks the camel’s back on whether he continues to see out his final year of his contract next season.