West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has suggested that David Sulliavan is obsessed with signing players, somewhat taking the job out of Mario Husillos’s hands.
The 70-year-old took over the Hammers with co-owner David Gold in 2010, and he is far from a popular figure amongst the club’s fans.
He has often been criticised for failing to sufficiently back his managers. And this summer just gone was no different.
West Ham had a net spend of just £25 million – a rather measly amount in today’s day and age. Especially when it was clear just how much they needed to strengthen in pretty much every position.
Mario Husillos was brought into the London Stadium as Director of Football in June 2018. And much of his work thus far has been questionable to say the least.
Is it all the Argentine’s fault, however?
ExWHUemployee claims that David Sullivan’s keen interest in signings makes Husillos’s job very difficult.
The West Ham insider was speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday, November 6th):
“There are some question marks over Husillos, but I think there always was going to be, because David Sullivan is very protective of signing players, he loves it, it is real life football manager for him. He is the main man in terms of transfers.”
Husillos facing axe?
Sullivan’s only real job should be to back his manager financially. He really should have nothing to do with who the club actually sign.
Husillos has a great reputation within the game, but it seems as though he could be operating with one hand tied behind his back at West Ham.
The Guardian claimed yesterday that the 60-year-old South American is facing the sack.
If he is to show his true worth, however, he needs full control of which players the Hammers do and do not sign.
If he is not given free rein in that regard, there really is no point in him being at West Ham at all.