“You can’t keep having meetings and stuff like that. The players just need to relax somehow and try something different.
“They have people like Mark Noble, who will be important in the dressing room now for sure. He could eventually be manager of West Ham one day.”
There is absolutely no reason why Noble couldn’t manage West Ham one day. The 32-year-old isn’t finished just yet, and he could still have one of the biggest challenges of his Hammers’ career ahead of him if things don’t begin to improve out on the pitch some time soon, but there are few people who know the club as well as he does, and even fewer who are as emotionally attached to it. Obviously, that on its own is not enough to just hand him the hot seat, but over the course of his career, Noble has proven time and time again that he has an intelligent footballing brain and a real sense of grit about him. That doesn’t always stick with player after he calls time on his career, but if Noble can retain those qualities and put in the hard yards to learn what it takes to be a boss, he could be a fine manager one day.