ExWHUemployee has claimed that David Moyes wants to completely restructure the scouting setup at West Ham, if he is handed a new long-term contract.

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The Hammers only have one scout according to Football.London.

In the modern era, that is quite frankly an embarrassment and it’s unacceptable for a Premier League club.

To be fair to David Moyes, he has worked wonders in the transfer market.

Since taking over at West Ham for the second time in December 2019, he has brought Tomas Soucek, Jarrod Bowen, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson and Said Benrahma to the London Stadium.

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All five of those players have already proven to be huge successes in East London.

The Scot won’t keep getting that lucky, however.

West Ham need to be smart in their recruitment over the next few years. We need to make data-driven signings whilst targeting young players with high ceilings.

That is the best way we will be able to close the gap on the European superpowers. It is a sustainable system that will work if implemented correctly.

ExWHUemployee claims David Moyes plans one big West Ham change

In order for this to happen, however, West Ham will need to massively upgrade their scouting network.

ExWHUemployee has claimed that that is exactly what David Moyes wants to happen, if he is indeed handed a new contract in the summer.

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The Hammers insider suggests that the Scot is happy with his recent recruitment but does think the scouting network should be improved.

Ex claims that if he is handed a new contract, he wants to completely restructure our scouting department.

That really is great to hear. Our club just seems to be so amateurish at times in the way that we are run.

Developing our scouting setup and network over the course of the next 12 months will undoubtedly be crucial to our hopes of making progress as a football club.

And it is great that Moyes realises this.

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