Mark Noble might be set for a job as sporting director at West Ham as soon as he hangs up his boots.
The 34-year-old midfielder is in his closing season as a Hammers participant after 17 years on the membership.
It was broadly assumed Noble would transfer into teaching when his enjoying profession got here to an finish.
However supervisor David Moyes revealed: “I feel Mark has different concepts, perhaps a job as a sporting director or a technical director fairly than on the footballing aspect.
“We’re already beginning to use Mark in different roles behind the scenes.”
Noble, who made his West Ham debut in 2004, has seen his enjoying time largely restricted to substitute appearances as of late.
However with a maiden Europa League group stage marketing campaign to organize for this season, Moyes insists the membership captain stays an necessary a part of his plans.
“He’ll have a large half to play within the interval main as much as Christmas significantly, the place we’ll want plenty of gamers for lots of additional video games,” added Moyes.
“I hope that Mark will likely be in good situation, match and able to play, as a result of he can convey expertise when he comes on in video games. I really feel that he may also help us set the tempo in sure video games.
“So he is removed from dominated out of enjoying extra and we’re not speaking about placing him out to grass but, however we’re making ready for all times after first-team soccer.”
Noble will likely be on the bench once more when West Ham host Leicester on Monday evening, with Moyes anticipated to stay with the aspect which beat Newcastle 4-2 on the opening weekend.
Wing-back Arthur Masuaku is the one harm absentee with a knee drawback.