Having retained the club captaincy, the 33-year-old has found it difficult to achieve regular game time this season as Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek perform admirably at the heart of the midfield.
Noble spoke of his decision to hang up his boots in the summer of 2022, as well as the desire to help the club develop and bring through academy prospects.
Here’s a selection of the reactions from adoring Irons who flocked to Twitter…
Captain. Leader. Legend. ⚒❤️
— Sam Church (@Sammy_dodgerx) March 9, 2021
Love you forever captain fantastic pic.twitter.com/gJAWjd4DMV
— oscar (@fuckoffgsb) March 9, 2021
Genuinely choked up reading this. Just hope next year we can finally win him a real piece of silverware and have a nice run in Europe. He'll always be my generation's captain. ⚒⚒⚒
— Tom Wells (@TomWellsLSF) March 9, 2021
What a man. Great captain and a very good player for us over the years. We love you Nobes ⚒❤️ @Noble16Mark
— Dan ⚒ (@whufcdp) March 9, 2021
I’m not crying you are. pic.twitter.com/fZmBUy3d2J
— Dan (@WesthamDan16) March 9, 2021