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West Ham United: Former captain Mark Noble will return as sporting director from January 2023

Former captain Mark Noble will return to West Ham United as the club's sporting director from 2 January, 2023.

The newly created role will see Noble, 35, work with manager David Moyes and the club's board of directors across all aspects of its football operation.

"I'm really happy to be coming back," said Noble. "It's a great honour to take up this role at West Ham United."

He added: "I see it as a position that I can grow and develop in both personally and professionally.

"The last two seasons have been a time of great progress, and I want to help us to continue moving forwards in the right direction.