Mark Noble to rejoin West Ham United as Sporting Director

As announced on the club’s website, Mark Noble, a former Skipper and player of the West-London club, will rejoin the club where he spent more than two decades of his professional career as Sporting Director in January.

The Hammers legend will officially start in his post on 2 January 2023, following his retirement as a player earlier this year after 550 senior appearances across 18 years of magnificent service in a Claret and Blue shirt.

His West Ham United career is now set to continue in a newly created position which will see him work closely in support of manager David Moyes, as well as working with the Board of Directors, providing input, advice, and assistance across all aspects of the football operation.

“I’m really happy to be coming back and can’t wait to get started,” Noble said, “I’d like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity – it’s a great honor for me to take up this role at West Ham United.”

“I feel that it is a great opportunity for me to make a real contribution and help the club in a number of different ways, and I can promise everyone in the West Ham family that I will give it absolutely everything I have,” the 35-year-old added.

West Ham head coach David Moyes, who looks set to work closely with his former player, also said, “I am really pleased to welcome Mark back and to have the opportunity to work closely with him again. He was a great asset and strength to me as a player and a captain, and I know he will give the club and myself fantastic support again in this role.”

Noble played as a midfielder in West Ham and retired in July, scored 62 times and made 60 assists in his 550 appearances for the English Premier League side.

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