Miklosko leaves Hammers

West Ham United can confirm that goalkeeping coach Ludek Miklosko has left the club with immediate effect.

Miklosko - known as Ludo to everyone at the club - was in his second spell at the Boleyn Ground, having served the Hammers as a player between 1990 and 1997, making 375 appearances and being named Hammer of the Year in 1991. After retiring as a player in 2001, he returned to West Ham in a coaching capacity.

With respect to all parties involved, the club will be making no further comment until the terms of his departure are confirmed. Kevin Hitchcock, who spent time on loan at the club back in March 1993, has been appointed as a goalkeeping coach until the end of the season.