Sunday, October 14, 2007

West Ham News

The Sunday Mirror claims West Ham will appoint a technical director at Upton Park in a bid to compete with the elite teams in the Premier League.

The appointment has the backing of boss Alan Curbishley but could lead to speculation about his job being under threat after three successive League defeats. West Ham were poised to interview a top Dutch coach last week but pulled the plug after receiving adverse reports.

The Sunday People say West Ham will bid £12 million for Andy Johnson. West Ham have had their interest reactivated following the break down of relationships between Johnson and David Moyes.

The Hammers chief has seen his squad ravaged by injuries this season and club owner Bjorgulfur Gudmundsson has assured him significant funds will be available to strengthen his squad.

The Sunday People also say that West Ham goalkeeper Jimmy Walker is wanted on loan by Oldham Athletic.

The Star discuss West Ham's injury crisis. Julien Faubert and Kieron Dyer are out until next year while Scott Parker and Anton Ferdinand are also out on the injury list.

Striker Dean Ashton tweaked his medial ligaments while Henri Camara, George McCartney, and Luis Boa Morte also picked up injuries during the 1-0 defeat against Villa last weekend.

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