The board at West Ham have already decided on their first choice appointment as their new director of football after claims of a major shake up at the London Stadium, according to a club insider.

Twitter account ExWHUemployee, who has established themselves as a reputable source of information surrounding the east London club, has confirmed that a report from the London Evening Standard is correct, and that the club are indeed looking to bring a figure in to a new role to oversee footballing decisions.

The Hammers’ insider went on to reveal that the board, made up of co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan as well as Karren Brady, have made the crucial decision on who they want to appoint into the newly created position, although the Standard’s report that it will not be confirmed until the future of David Moyes is decided upon.

Sullivan, who is currently in a position where he oversees the recruitment at the club, is said to be stepping down from the responsibility following the fan’s fury over the weekend.

Football Insider verdict

News of a director of football comes in the aftermath of the shocking events at the London Stadium on Saturday, but is it just a ploy to satiate the supporters in their moment of anger? Well, this insider’s claim suggests not, but the fact a decision has already been made suggests it could have been in the offing prior to what went on in the home clash with Burnley. Who could it be? That is likely to be a well-kept secret before the official reveal, and supporters should expect to see a number of names circling in reports, and it could be some wait until they find out.

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In other West Ham transfer news, the club are on the verge of signing a 25-year-old speed machine.

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