West Ham United are considering paying a seven-figure fee to terminate the contract of director of football Marios Husillos, that is according to a report from Football Insider.
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It is thought that the club are not happy with signings made in the summer which the 60-year-old helped to engineer, including bringing in goalkeeping flop Roberto Jimenez.
Husillos joined the club from Malaga as the director of football shortly after Manuel Pellegrini was appointed manager.
The duo had previously worked together in Spain, but according to Football Insider the West Ham board are not happy with the 60-year-old’s work so far.
They report that the club’s hierarchy are particularly unimpressed with several players recruited in the most recent transfer window, including both Roberto and Pablo Fornals.
As a result it is thought that Husillos’ position is on the line as the Hammers review the performances of their summer signings.
But if they do choose to get rid of him, it will cost them a seven figure fee to pay him off as the Argentine is on a big contract at the London Stadium.
There is no doubting that West Ham’s summer arrivals haven’t really done the business for the club, with each of Roberto, Fornals and even Sebastien Haller having struggled so far.
However, it is surely the frankly woeful performances of Roberto that have led to Husillos’ position coming under such intense scrutiny.
During his recent spell between the sticks for the Hammers, the 33-year-old shipped 14 goals in just six starts and the team lost five of those matches, drawing the other (Transfermarkt).
In that time he made two errors which led to goals and had a save percentage of just 69% (SofaScore) as the club plummeted down the Premier League table.
Pundits have not held back in their criticism of the Spanish stopper. Noel Whelan described him as a “liability,” whilst ex-Millwall striker Tony Cascarino even going as far as saying that Roberto may be the “worst keeper” he has ever seen (The Times).
Premier League fans have been equally as critical of his displays, with one suggesting that he is worse than Massimo Taibi.
If Husillos does lose his job then the performances of Roberto will almost certainly have played a part and that could cement the Spaniard’s position as the worst signing West Ham have ever made.
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