West Ham United statement

West Ham United can confirm the club have parted company with technical director Gianluca Nani by mutual consent.

He had been at the Boleyn Ground for the past two years since joining from Brescia Calcio in his native Italy.

West Ham United chairman David Sullivan said: "I would like to thank Gianluca for his contribution to the club and we all wish him well. With the club heading in a new direction since David Gold and I took charge last month, it was felt the time was right for all parties to move on in an amicable way."

Nani said: "Today, in agreement with the owners of the club, I have resolved my contract with West Ham United. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who worked alongside me in this wonderful adventure - the staff, Gianfranco Zola and the players.

"A special thank you also to the fans who have always supported us and whose warmth and dedication gave me a passion for this club which will forever remain with me. Finally, I wish the owners the best possible success in the future."