Many West Ham fans are unhappy with the recruitment process at the club and have been for some time, but it appears as if changes are being made.

In light of the recent fan protests during the 3-0 defeat to Burnley, David Sullivan is to step down from his involvement in signing players as the club will look to appoint a Director of Football to oversee the day-to-day running of the club, including all things recruitment.

This has been a long time coming for West Ham but the question remains: Who could they hire for this role? A lot depends on whether they can retain their Premier League status, but we take a look at a number of potential candidates for the role. Start slideshow