September 22, (THEWILL) – Mark Noble, a West Ham veteran, who retired at the end of the previous season, has officially been named the club’s new Sporting Director, effective in January 2023.
Noble, who played for the Hammers in the English Premier League, holds the record for the team’s highest number of appearances. He announced the end of his career last year and retired after making his debut in 2004. Now, the former captain will join the senior leadership team as the Sporting Director.
Noble will collaborate with director, David Moyes and the board of directors, according to the club, by “providing input, advice, and assistance across all aspects of the football operation.”
The statement of his appointment read, “This will include academy development, player recruitment, and player and staff wellbeing – with a particular focus on ensuring players both progressing through the ranks and new to the club are nurtured in the West Ham United football philosophy and values.”
Speaking with the club’s website, Noble said, “I’m really happy to be coming back and can’t wait to get started. I’d like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity – it’s a great honour 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.”