Mario Husillos is ready to resign as West Ham United’s Director of Football according to reports.
Football Insider has reported that Husillos is ‘fed up of incessant criticism’ from owners David Sullivan and David Gold.
When Husillos was appointed as West Ham’s director of football in June last year he received big billing on the official website.
But it seems one or two questionable signings has changed everything.
Husillos ‘fed up’ of board criticism
Even then many West Ham fans blame the club’s owners Sullivan and David Gold who handed Husillos and Pellegrini a paltry £25million net spend in the summer.
As the old saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’ and some supporters have sympathy for Husillos who they feel has been working with his hands tied behind his back given the lack of transfer funds.
According to Football Insider, the 60-year-old is ‘tired of being blamed by members of the Hammers hierarchy for signings that have not worked out’.
Hammers have Macia lined up as replacement – report
Roberto, £24million Pablo Fornals and £45million Sebastien Haller have all struggled. Roberto has attracted the most attention after being dubbed the worst player in West Ham’s 125-year history.
If Husillos does resign West Ham appear to have his replacement lined up.
That’s according to Claret & Hugh, the Hammers website which claims to have ‘top level source’ inside the club – believed to be Sullivan.
The website claims former Valencia, Liverpool and Leicester DoF Macia – now with Bordeaux – is at the ‘head of the list’ for Husillos replacements.
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The 45-year-old has had a highly successful career, making some top signings.
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If Football Insider’s reports are accurate then Macia could well be on his way imminently.
That would be just in time for the January window.
But whether Sullivan and Gold spend any money then or not remains to be seen.