Noble could have already sealed new West Ham role after update via Sky - pundit
Mark Noble may have already spoken with West Ham about a transition into a director role at the club after his retirement, according to Paddy Kenny.
The former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, praised the 34-year-old for his “unbelievable career” with the Hammers.
Noble refused to be drawn on his next move when asked about his retirement plans in a press conference before West Ham’s 2-0 Europa League win over Dinamo Zagreb (September 15th).
The veteran midfielder said he had thought about his future role but was currently focused on helping manager David Moyes on and off the pitch this season.
As quoted by Sky Sports last month (August 21st), Moyes said Noble was already being used in a behind-the-scenes capacity.
He also confirmed the midfielder’s interest in becoming a sporting director.
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The so-called ‘Mr. West Ham’ will call time on his footballing career next summer.
He made his debut for the club in August 2004.
Kenny lavished praise on Noble for an “unbelievable career”, and hinted that plans for his future may have already been discussed.
“It’ll be a shame if he doesn’t get involved with coaching, but not everybody wants to,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.
“He’s had an unbelievable career at West Ham, he knows the club inside out.
“If there is the opportunity for him to have that role at the club, and Moyes has already mentioned it.… then maybe it’s already been spoken about.”
Noble has played a huge 529 times for the Hammers, scoring 60 goals.
The East London old hand has been limited to just nine minutes in all competitions this season.