West Ham have sacked chief of player enrollment Tony Henry over cases he said the club would not sign any more African players.
The choice takes after a report by the Daily Mail which conveyed cites from Henry expressing African players “cause commotion” when they are not in the group.
The club said his remarks were “unacceptable”, adding they conducted a “full and thorough investigation”.
On Friday, Hammers chief David Moyes said the disposition of the squad had not been influenced by the debate.
“I’ve spoken to one or two of the African players and they seem fine and they’ve trained well. Morale is good. We’re on the back of a pretty good run and we want to keep it going,” said Moyes.
West Ham have six first-group squad individuals from African plummet: Cheikhou Kouyate, Pedro Obiang, Joao Mario, Angelo Ogbonna, Arthur Masuaku and Edimilson Fernandes.
Senegal striker Diafra Sakho left the club in the January exchange window to join Rennes, with Ghana global Andre Ayew going to Swansea.