West Ham United: ExWHUemployee praises Mark Noble for academy manager decision


ExWHUemployee has expressed his excitement after West Ham United appointed Kenny Brown as the club’s new academy manager. 

Back in early October, it was reported that Ricky Martin would be leaving the Hammers in favour of a move to Stoke City, so a key role within the club was left vacant.

It seems this claim was accurate, as West Ham have now officially announced Martin’s departure while also handing Brown the position of interim academy manager.

While talking about the latest news on The West Ham Way podcast, Ex issued his approval of the decision, while revealing that Mark Noble was heading it.

He explained: “Great appointment, that. Kenny played for the club, loves the club. His dad is an absolute legend at the club, and currently – a bit of trivia for you – the oldest living ex-West Ham player. So he’s obviously got West Ham blood.

“His son plays for Arsenal, is doing really well at Arsenal. So he knows what it’s like to be a parent of a player trying to make it through the academy as well.

“He’s currently the head of coaching. He’s also had a similar role, an assistant role at Millwall and he’s done bits of it at Dagenham. He’s also very qualified as well. He’s done a number of courses in the right areas.

“So, for me, Kenny Brown is the right appointment and Mark Noble is the one behind this appointment.”

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