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West Ham United's official Head of Recruitment statement is great news
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West Ham United's official Head of Recruitment statement is great news

West Ham could have a new Head of Recruitment very soon.

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That according to the Hammers’ official website.

News broke yesterday that Billy McKinlay has joined the West Ham coaching staff as David Moyes’s number two after Alan Irvine recently stood down.

Moyes and his staff have worked wonders during their time at the London Stadium.

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It seems as though there could be another appointment on the horizon, however.

West Ham close to Head of Recruitment appointment

The East London outfit confirmed yesterday that the arrival of a new recruitment chief was imminent.

Head of Recruitment is very different to that of a Director of Football.

A Head of Recruitment works under the manager whilst a DOF is above them.

Moyes will likely work alongside the new arrival when identifying transfer targets and the Scot will then be given the final say on whether to pursue them or not.

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Well, that’s the idea anyway…we don’t know if that process will be carried out each and every time.

We can only hope. If it is adhered to, the hiring of a new HOR is really positive news for West Ham.

It should enable us to be more well organised and efficient with our transfer business. Signings will hopefully be data driven and the days of the scattergun approach could end up being a thing of the past.

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This should be a really positive sign that the Hammers intend to make some genuine progress with Moyes at the helm. The Scot still needs to be backed adequately in the transfer market, however.

And until that happens, some West Ham fans will continue to be disgruntled.