Date: 8th January 2021 at 7:49pm
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In-the-know podcaster @ExWHUemployee has recently made a claim regarding the contract of West Ham United captain Mark Noble.

Back in October 2004, the English midfielder made his debut for the Hammers in a 1-0 defeat against Chelsea in the League Cup under Alan Pardew (per Transfermarkt).

Since then, the 33-year-old middleman has gone on to make 511 appearances for the Irons, in which he has bagged 60 goals and provided 61 assists.

In June this year, though, the £4.05m-rated Englishman’s contract at the London Stadium is set to expire.

During the latest episode of The West Ham Way Podcast, @ExWHUemployee discussed Mark Noble’s contract and made a claim about his future.

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He said: “Interestingly, Noble, I was told, was offered a one-year deal with some coaching experience thrown in that – [a] coaching role thrown in.

“But I haven’t heard much about what’s happening with that, so, that’s an interesting one to watch.”

TIF Thoughts on what @ExWHUemployee said about Mark Noble’s contract…

As can be seen in what the in-the-know podcaster had to say, it seems that Noble has been offered a one-year deal with a coaching role included, however, he is unsure whether or not that has been accepted yet.

Should West Ham have offered Mark Noble a contract extension?

No, it's time to go sadly

No, it's time to go sadly

Yes, we need him to stay

Yes, we need him to stay

Certainly, judging from the 33-year-old midfielder’s performances so far this season, it seems like a sensible decision from the Irons to shift Noble towards coaching.

Having made eight appearances in the Premier League so far this term, the Englishman has not managed to score a goal or provide an assist for the Hammers (per WhoScored).

Furthermore, his performances over the outings have only been good enough to earn him a weak 6.06/10 average rating, making him the second-worst performer for the club in the league.

So, that would seemingly suggest that he may be better suited to coaching at this stage in his career.