Husillos to fall on his sword?

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 6th December 2019

It has emerged that West Ham United's chief recruitment officer Mario Husillos is considering resigning from his post in the wake of recent criticism.

According to Football Insider the 60-year-old Argentine is weighing up his options having been blamed for the signing of goalkeeper Roberto, who is on the verge of being moved on just six months after arriving at the club following some erratic form.

Husillos - who is reported to earn in the region of ?20,000-per-week - is reported to be considering his future following criticism of his signings from supporters and club insiders alike.

In addition to the errant goalkeeper Husillos was also chiefly responsible for the capture of former Spanish Under 21 midfielder Pablo Fornals, who has struggled to find his best form since arriving in England.

And he has also been cited as the brains behind the capture of Sebastien Haller, who was brought to the club on the strength of his form in a two-man attack but has been played as a solo striker ever since.

Husillos arrived at West Ham in June 2018 as the club's first Director of Football under the current administration, led by David Sullivan.

He was hired after co-owner Sullivan was himself heavily criticised for leading a recruitment programme widely considered to be lacking in direction.

Husillos, who hails from a suburb of Buenos Aires, took his first steps in management in 1999 when he took the reins at current Primera B Nacional outfit Club Almagro for one season.

Thereafter he enjoyed a further season as Head Coach at Murcia (2004-05) and another year as manager of Malaga (2006-07).

Since then he returned to working behind the scenes including a productive spell alongside Pellegrini between 2010 and 2013, when they managed to take Malaga into the Champions League.

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