West Ham to appoint former Bayer Leverkusen chief Tim Steidten as technical director… with deal agreed ahead of Hammers’ Europa Conference League triumph
- Tim Steidten has agreed a deal to become West Ham’s new technical director
- A deal was sealed ahead of West Ham’s Europa Conference League win
- The German, who left Bayer Leverkusen in March, will sign his contract soon
West Ham are set to announce the appointment of former Bayer Leverkusen chief Tim Steidten as the club’s new technical director.
The Hammers had been considering candidates for the position as part of a planned restructuring.
A deal has been agreed with Steidten ahead of West Ham’s triumph in the Europa Conference League final, which qualified the club for next season’s Europa League.
Steidten, who left Leverkusen in March, is expected to sign a contract shortly to take on the role of technical director at West Ham.
Brentford’s Lee Dykes and Paul Mitchell, who is leaving his post at Monaco, were also seen as contenders for the job.
Tim Steidten, left, will become technical director of West Ham as part of the planned restructuring
West Ham have agreed a deal with Steidten ahead of their Europa Conference League triumph
The Hammers confirmed last week that David Moyes would stay on as manager next season
Steidten should work alongside sporting director Mark Noble.
The 44-year-old initially moved from a professional playing career in Germany’s lower leagues to scouting, arriving at Werder Bremen in 2008.
He then left the Bundesliga side in 2019 to become head of scouting at Leverkusen.
Steidten is credited with playing a key role in the acquisitions of several young talents to the club, such as Edmond Tapsoba, Jeremie Frimpong and Piero Hincapie.
Reports last month claimed that Steidten was also being considered by Tottenham, as the north London club sought a replacement for Fabio Paratici as sporting director.