Noble spent 18 seasons with the London club, and retired at the end of last season after an illustrious career with them. He has been preparing himself for the next chapter in his career as his time on the pitch came to an end, and he is now ready to take the next step.
Mark Noble to return to West Ham United as sporting director
“I’m really happy to be coming back and can’t wait to get started,” Mark Noble said. “I’d like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity – it’s a great honour for me to take up this role.
“I’ve spent the last 24 years as a player here, first in the academy and then in the first team, and obviously have a deep knowledge and understanding of the club.”
“The last two years, as my playing days began to naturally wind down, gave me a fantastic opportunity to really spend some time educating myself and gaining greater knowledge and understanding of the work that goes on behind the scenes.”
“This club has made some fantastic strides forward in that period and I am really looking forward to coming back at such an exciting time.”