By Joe Ellis

15th Nov, 2022 | 3:10pm

West Ham United director of football Mark Noble to have 'major say' over David Moyes' future

Mark Noble is set to have a “major say” in the future of West Ham manager David Moyes when he joins the club in January, according to Claret and Hugh.

The Hammers legend will begin his new role as the club’s Director of Football on 3 January which makes any potential move on the manager before then extremely unlikely.

In his new position, Noble will have a big say on a lot of club matters, including the manager’s post, and he may choose to keep the Scotsman on at first.

Claret and Hugh claim that Noble is a big fan of Moyes’ having spent his final playing days under his management at the London Stadium and would therefore be unwilling to sack him immediately.

He will also be an integral part of bringing in new signings every transfer window and will try to convince new skipper Declan Rice to stay at the club and sign a new deal.

Mr West Ham

A new role at the London Stadium needed somebody very special to fill it and there are few, if any, people more suited to that position than Noble.

He always has West Ham at the forefront of his mind and every decision he makes in the position will be with the best interest of the club at its centre.

He proved time and time again during his playing days that he is the least selfish person at the club and to bring him back in such an important role was a genius move by the club’s board.

Moyes’ position at the helm may have become untenable without the impending return of Mr West Ham but his former boss has been bought some much-needed time.

The restart of the Premier League has to be a rapid one for the Irons, though, with relegation to the Championship not an option for the club to continue moving forward.