Hammers legend Mark Noble returns to West Ham United in the role of Sporting Director. He will assume his post on 2 January 2023.
In his new role he will work closely in support of the manager, and the Board of Directors. He will provide input, advice, and assistance across all aspects of the football operation. This includes Academy development, player recruitment, and player and staff wellbeing.
On preparing for the role Noble completed an Entertainment, Media and Sports Business leadership course. At the prestigious Harvard Business School.
Furthermore, he will be working on a number of personal projects and business interests this year.
The Hammers announced: “Delighted to announce, Mark Noble is returning in the role of Sporting Director.
“He will start on 2 January 2023. Following his retirement as a player earlier at the end of last season. After 550 senior appearances in a Claret and Blue shirt for 18 years”
Hammers legend Mark Noble said: “I am really happy to come back and I can’t wait to get started. I would like to thank the club for giving this opportunity. It is an honour for me to take up this role.
“I feel this is a great opportunity for me to contribute and help the club in different ways. And I can promise everyone in the Hammers family that I will give it my absolute best.”
Manager David Moyes said: “I am really pleased to welcome Noble back and to have the opportunity to work with him again. He was a great asset to me as a player and as the captain. And I know he will give the club support once again in this role.”