Date: 12th March 2021 at 12:50pm
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On the latest instalment of The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee has provided an update on Mark Noble’s future at the club. 

The 33-year-old academy graduate has spent his entire career with , bar a couple of loan spells with and Ipswich Town, and has made over 500 appearances for his boyhood club.

However, the combative midfielder announced earlier in the week that he has signed a new one-year deal with the Hammers and will retire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Next season will be the 18th and final season of Noble’s incredible career, and ExWHUemployee revealed the latest news coming out of the capital club regarding his retirement plans.

He said: “There is talk that when Noble leaves he would be given a coaching role or some ambassadorial role, and his son, I believe, is also in the academy. So, he’s going to have that natural reason to still be in touch.

“Anyway, I can’t see that he would leave permanently, I don’t think he’ll play for another club. So, I think he will retire as a player but then be given some kind of coaching role after that.”

TIF Thoughts on Noble…

Noble has been an incredible servant to West Ham United and will be remembered as one of the Hammers all-time greats.

He deserves to have one more season at the top level and to play in front of 60,000 before he bows out of the beautiful game forever.

Noble may not have been one of the most naturally gifted players to ever grace the Premier League stage, but he is certainly one of the most hard-working, honest and loyal – qualities that have sealed his place in the club’s history.