West Ham United announced on Thursday that legendary former midfielder and Club captain Mark Noble will return to the Hammers in the role of Sporting Director in January 2023.
The 35-year-old will take up a newly created position which will see him work closely in support of manager David Moyes, as well as working with the Board of Directors, providing input, advice, and assistance across all aspects of the football operation. This will include Academy development, player recruitment, and player and staff wellbeing – with a particular focus on ensuring players both progressing through the ranks and new to the Club are nurtured in the West Ham United football philosophy and values.
Noble will also play a key role in supporting the continued football development and ensuring strategic alignment across the Club and the West Ham family, including our partners and supporters at home and across the globe.
Having travelled to the United States to complete an Entertainment, Media and Sports Business leadership course at the prestigious Harvard Business School, Noble told West Ham TV how he has prepared meticulously for the latest challenge in his career in Claret and Blue, and of his hopes of playing an integral role in growing the Club at home and abroad.