By Wayne Veysey

6th Nov, 2021 | 12:14pm

Sources: West Ham open talks over Robson deal

West Ham have opened talks over a deal to lure Mark Robson from Peterborough, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The former Irons midfielder, 52, is currently the number two at the Championship club, who are managed by Darren Ferguson.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider he has been lined up to be the club’s new Under-23s manager.

Negotiations over a deal to prise him from London Road are underway after he was offered the post.

Robson has been identified as the man to take over from Dmitri Halajko, who has been in charge of the Under-23s since the summer of 2019.

Halajako is set to head out of the London Stadium in what represents a major shake-up of the club’s academy.

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Robson is an extremely experienced coach who has had a 21-year coaching career that includes spells at Aston Villa, Charlton Athletic, Norwich City, Gillingham, the England youth teams as well as at Peterborough.

He also has a strong West Ham connection after supporting the club as a boy and playing for them for nearly 18 months from 1992 to 1993.

The potential arrival of Robson hints at the growing influence behind the scenes of David Moyes.

It also comes soon after the arrival of Rob Newman, who joined as head of recruitment in a deal announced on 1 October.

Football Insider first broke the news that Newman was set to join the Hammers on 7 July, before he embarked on a period of gardening leave at former club Man City.

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