West Ham Announce Appointment of Former Club Captain as First Team Coach

​West Ham have announced the appointment of former club captain Kevin Nolan and Paul Nevin to David Moyes' backroom staff.

Moyes re-joined the club as manager in December after Manuel Pellegrini was dismissed following a poor run of form.

The former ​Manchester United boss had already brought in Xavi Valero as his goalkeeping coach and former ​West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine as his assistant.

And now he has added former ​West Ham captain Kevin Nolan to his coaching staff along with Paul Nevin.

Speaking to the ​club's official website after the announcement, Moyes revealed that he was pleased to have brought in some more of his own staff.

"Both have a wealth of experience in the game and I’m sure they will make a very positive contribution between now and the end of the season.

David Moyes,Michail Antonio

“Kevin obviously knows the club very well having played here previously, while Paul’s coaching pedigree is excellent.

"It has taken some time to finalise the coaching staff, but I wanted to make sure I brought in the right people to help us, and both Kevin and Paul are fantastic additions. 

"They will get working right away and we are all completely focused on the job we need to do in the coming weeks and months.”

Kevin Nolan

Nolan - who is now 37 - made 157 appearances for the Hammers between 2011 and 2015, scoring 31 goals in the process.

He has spent time as player-manager of Leyton Orient and Notts County in League Two, but will now join his former club in a coaching capacity.

Paul Nevin, who has previously worked under Gareth Southgate for the England national team, will also join the club.

Declan Rice,Mark Noble

The Irons find themselves in the midst of a relegation battle after dropping into the bottom three last weekend.

They now face ​Manchester City​Liverpool​Arsenal​Chelsea and ​Spurs within the space of seven games, in a tough run of fixtures that could make or break their season.

Source : 90min