A journalist has claimed that West Ham’s board may be forced to choose between David Moyes and Tim Steidten this Summer.

It should come as no surprise that David Moyes would not have been too fond of West Ham appointing a Technical Director. After all, it goes against what he would have been accustomed with throughout his whole managerial career.

Despite the relationship between the manager and Tim Steidten being much better, their philosophy of how to run a football club are still juxtaposing.

However, times are changing and, according to Jacob Steinberg, the board may face a situation where they have to choose between moving forward or sticking with what they know. “There is a streak of lingering dysfunction to West Ham,” he reported to The Guardian.

“They hired a technical director, Tim Steidten, last summer but have a manager who wants heavy input into signings. The relationship between Moyes and Steidten was said to be tense last summer. It feels as if West Ham have to choose between two recruitment models: the manager or the technical director.”

Things probably aren’t made any better by the fact that Moyes’ departure would directly benefit Steidten through him earning increased power as well as the fact he would be choosing the Scotsman’s replacement.

Obviously, unless Moyes was willing to completely change his ways (something he clearly has never had any intention of doing), it would make transfers difficult to complete in the Summer and that is presumably one of the reasons the Irons has such a lacklustre January window.