Mark Noble confirms West Ham United behind-the-scenes offer
By Nnamdi Onyeagwara
Recently retired Hammer Mark Noble has revealed that he has been offered the chance to stay at West Ham in a non-playing role.
The former Hammers captain retired at the end of the season, ending a 22-year career at the East London club.
He has revealed that manager David Moyes has asked him to remain at the club next season in a role yet to be decided.
As quoted by The Mirror in their print edition on 31 May (page 51), Noble said: “I don’t know yet exactly what the next chapter will hold for me.
“The club have made it very clear that there is a role here when I am ready.
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“For now, it’s time to spend some valuable time with my family… whatever happens, my connection and bond with West Ham will never be broken.”
Mr West Ham
Noble, now 35, made his debut in August 2004 when Alan Pardew brought him on as a second-half substitute in the 68th minute of a league cup game against Southend United.
He made 568 appearances for the Hammers, scoring 63 goals and 62 assists during a glittering career that spanned more than two decades.
He captained the club for seven years after being succeeded Kevin Nolan in 2015.
Despite not playing that many games last season, his leadership and influential status around the club were still integral and his presence around the club cannot be underestimated.
He would be welcomed back to the London Stadium and it is clear that members of the West Ham staff still believe he has a significant part to play in the future of the club.
Whether he accepts the role, only time will tell but he will, without hesitation, always be remembered as Mr West Ham.
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