Insider ExWHUemployee has confirmed the date for a big change behind the scenes at West Ham United.
And there will be a new role at the club for legend Steve Potts.
Last week Ex claimed West Ham were planning a major shake-up behind the scenes at academy level with Under 23s boss Dmitri Halajko set to leave the club.
The insider claimed West Ham’s assistant academy manager Jeremy Sauer would also leave along with others this season.
Now speaking in the latest West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee has claimed that this Saturday’s Under 23 game against Everton looks likely to be Halajko’s last.
And Ex claims Hammers legend Potts is set to move up to replace him.
“I do believe the academy, the under 23s, play Everton on the 2nd of October and that should be the head coach Dmitri Halajko’s last game,” ExWHUemployee said on The West Ham Way podcast.
“I believe that he is moving on after this (game), I think that will be confirmed after that game but we shall see. It’s not 100% but we shall see.
“There replacement could be Steve Potts, which would be good because there’s a couple of ex players in the academy – Kevin Keen, Steve Potts, Carlton Cole, Zavon Hines so it will be good for Steve Potts possibly to have got that (job). No-one can question his commitment and love for West Ham as they have done to Dmitri whilst he’s been there.
“Dmitri I think, and again it’s not 100%, but I think we will be seeing the end of him soon-ish.”
It is good to see a club legend like Potts getting his big chance at West Ham.
The former Hammers fullback, who made 204 Premier League appearances for the club, will tasked with taking charge of a number of highly-rated young stars coming through his ranks who have been in and around West Ham’s first team under David Moyes.
Jamal Baptiste, Aji Alese, Manny Longelo, Harrison Ashby and Connor Coventry have all been tipped as potential future West Ham stars.
Moyes has made it clear he is a huge fan of Baptiste in particular. The Scot revealed he wants the young centre back to be training with the West Ham first team (Football.London).