West Ham United’s new transfer chief Rob Newman has responded to a post on Twitter by co-owner David Gold as he settles into life at the London Stadium.

West Ham officially unveiled Newman as the club’s new head of recruitment last week.

It has been widely reported – by the likes of The Athletic – that Newman finally started his new role at West Ham after serving out a period of gardening leave enforced on him by former club Manchester City.

West Ham’s new transfer chief Rob Newman with manager David Moyes. Photo: West Ham United FC

West Ham’s new man Newman effectively replaces Sullivan

Newman effectively replaces co-owner David Sullivan, who had been acting as the club’s de facto director of football since the departure of Mario Husillos.


And West Ham’s new transfer boss has responded to a Twitter post from Sullivan’s fellow co-owner David Gold.

“I would like to welcome Rob Newman to West Ham United,” Gold said on Twitter.

“Rob joins us from Man City where he spent more than 12 years in scouting and recruitment. Wishing you all the best Rob. DG.”

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West Ham’s new transfer chief responds to Twitter post from co-owner Gold

Newman was grateful for the warm welcome and vowed to continue the fine work done by David Moyes and the club over the last 19 months.

“Thank you David,” Newman responded.

“I am looking forward to working with everyone at the club to help with the excellent work that has already been done. Rob.”

It comes after Newman vowed to do everything he can to find the right players for West Ham following his official unveiling.

“I’m really pleased to be here and coming in at a great time, especially after what’s been a fantastic start for the club this season,” Newman said in a statement last week.

“In the last window alone, West Ham brought in four international players, coming to the club because they’ve seen how well everything is going.

West Ham’s summer signings Nikola Vlasic, Alex Kral, Kurt Zouma and Alphonse Areola. Photo: West Ham United FC

‘We’ve got to do it in a way that’s best for West Ham’

“They’ve seen what a great club it is and what an even greater club it could become. Hopefully I can be part of that process now. I’m going to give it 100 per cent.

“The most important thing is you can’t just bring players in who you think ‘he’s a great player for that team, he’s automatically going to make us a great team’ – that’s not how it works. Because there are different players. Different teams play different ways. Different managers have different styles. So we’ve got to do it in a way that’s the best for West Ham United.

“Again, that’s down to the department’s due diligence on players. Not only on the pitch, but off the pitch as well. You have to bring [not only] good footballers in, but also good characters as well.”

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