14 Nov 1959
Chris Woods, the highly experienced goalkeeping coach, and former professional goalkeeper, joined West Ham United in June 2015, shortly after the appointment of Slaven Bilic on manager.
The 55-year-old, who won 43 caps for his country between 1985-1993, has extensive experience of coaching in the Barclays Premier League, having worked at Everton and Manchester United over the last two decades.
Upon joining the Club, Woods said: “I am thrilled to be joining West Ham United. It is a Club with a great history and tradition.
Woods enjoyed a long and successful playing career, forming part of the Nottingham Forest squad which won the European Cup in 1979 before going on to earn four Scottish Premier Division medals with Rangers and play a part in a League Cup triumph at Norwich City.
He also turned out for Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday on the way to making over 700 senior appearances, while he also travelled to four major tournaments with England.
The Lincolnshire-born stopper then moved into coaching, first taking up a role under Walter Smith at Everton in 1998.
He would go on to enjoy a long association with David Moyes, acting as his goalkeeping coach throughout the Scot's tenure at Goodison Park before moving with him to Manchester United in 2013.
Alongside his club work, Woods also served as goalkeeping coach to the United States national team.