By Pranav Shahaney

24th Nov, 2021 | 5:40pm

Kenny Brown Jr set to make West Ham return to join academy

Former West Ham defender Kenny Brown Jr is reportedly expected to make his London Stadium return and become an academy coach.

According to ExWHUemployee, he will leave his job at Millwall, which is understood to be of a similar nature, to join the Hammers.

Brown Jr, like his father, was a former West Ham player, having spent five years at the club from 1991 to 1996.

Ex wrote, “We are delighted to hear from sources outside of the club that Kenny Brown Jr. should be returning to the club in an academy coaching capacity. Brown is expected to leave his job in a similar role at rivals Millwall.

“This is great news as he is and very highly rated coach, a respected ex-player and a really good person. His father Kenny Brown was a great servant of the club too.

“He is likely to replace Jeremy Sauer who is expected to depart the next month.”

Good news

Brown is a second-generation West Ham employee and clearly knows the ethos of this football club.

Having done a good job at Millwall, he’s earned the credentials to now take that up at a Premier League side.

His former association with the club coupled with his dad’s name recognition would clearly have gone a long way in getting him this job.

He would know what the DNA of the Hammers is and would bring some more professionalism to the academy.

A number of the younger players, who may have heard stories or watched him play, would certainly be thrilled by this development.

We cannot wait for him to get started to see how much of an influence he has on the developmental squads.

In other West Ham news, ExWHUemployee has addressed claims of major Hammers exit amid recent development

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