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.
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
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.