Saturday, 24th May, 2014

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has revealed the club are looking to appoint a director of recruitment who is able to "dig up gems".

The Hammers are looking to change the direction of travel at Upton Park for the new season, with manager Sam Allardyce having been told to finish in the top ten of the Premier League next term while playing an attractive brand of football.

West Ham are also looking to appoint a director of recruitment to ensure they can sign top quality players before their rivals.

Sullivan explained to West Ham TV: "We want somebody who has got gravitas and experience at a club and who has done well and bought well, who has bought young players who have gone on to do very well.


"Hopefully that will be tied up within the next few weeks.

"We want somebody who can dig up gems, a couple of gold nuggets who other people don't recognise and, even if we have to wait several years, we then have a top, top player."

West Ham finished in 13th spot in the Premier League this season, picking up 40 points from their 38 games.

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