By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

9th Jul, 2023 | 5:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium

Frank McAvennie is concerned by the lack of movement at West Ham since the end of last season.

Declan Rice looks set to leave the London Stadium for £105million but no new players have been brought in and David Moyes is yet to replace a couple of outgoing staff members.

Mark Warburton left his role on the coaching staff in mid-June while more recently, Paul Nevin has also left the East London club by mutual consent.

Rob Newman’s future as the club’s head of recruitment is in doubt too. ExWHUemployee reported on 4 July that a “severance package” could be put together by West Ham to get rid of him.

McAvennie believes the coaching changes could be down to a tactical shift by David Moyes but ultimately, he’s worried about how slow the club has been to replace them.

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“I don’t know why Warburton left,” McAvennie told West Ham Zone.

I don’t know what’s going on with the in and outs. Maybe David Moyes wants a better team or a more attacking team. Maybe Warburton’s the one that’s been holding him back but I can’t see it.

All of the boys who have left, none of them have played for West Ham, have they? None of them.

Billy McKinlay is still going to be there and so are Carlton Cole and Mark Noble.

There are former players around the place so maybe he’s going to bring in some former players for his coaching staff.

They’re not signing players and they’re not hiring coaches. Nobody’s coming in.”

In other West Ham news, a £35million twist has emerged in the Hammers’ bid to complete this defensive signing.