West Ham chiefs putting David Moyes in 'difficult position' after agent's Arnaut Danjuma reveal - pundit
David Gold and David Sullivan would be putting David Moyes in a “difficult position” if they push through a West Ham deal for Arnaut Danjuma, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League striker claimed managers should always have the final say on signings.
TalkSPORT’s Alex Crook reported on Thursday (30 June) that Gold and Sullivan were willing to pay £35million to Villareal for Danjuma but Moyes was less keen.
The 25-year-old’s agent hit back on Twitter at the suggestion that Moyes did not want to pursue a deal because of his temperament.
“Managers should always have the final say on players,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“They are the ones who train with the players, they are the ones who see what they need week in, week out.
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“Chairman should be there to offer the money when a manager wants a player. That is their role, they run the club, they own the club but leave everything else to a sporting director or manager to bring in players.
“They don’t pick them themselves. It’s not the right thing to do, it’s not fair on the manager as it puts them in a very difficult position, having to coach and pick a side when it’s not a player you’ve picked and identified as needing.
“That could be detrimental. It’s not just the player you’re bringing in. It’s that character that fits into the dressing room when you’ve made that family feel with players you’ve brought in over the years.
“That’s definitely important.”