West Ham United’s decision to appoint Mark Noble as sporting director is not an appointment that many would have seen coming.
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The journalist expressed that it was “an interesting appointment” that not “many people saw” coming.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said:
“It was an interesting appointment. I don’t think many people saw it coming. But we all know how popular Mark Noble is with the West Ham fanbase and he’s popular within the club as well. They’ll be hoping that he can step up to this new role and help West Ham going forward on the recruitment front and steady the ship off the pitch like he used to steady the ship on the pitch for West Ham.”
A Noble decision
O’Rourke’s revelation surround the Hammers’ new sporting director is accurate. Not many would have seen this appointment coming.
But when you dissect some of the intricacies surrounding the decision, it’s an appointment that makes complete sense.
Who better is there to persuade new players to fall in love with the ethos of the club and buy into the ambitions of the east London outfit than the man who came through the academy ranks and has earned the nickname ‘Mr West Ham‘?
Having not long retired, this is the perfect time for the former Irons skipper to commence his off-field role, transitioning his leadership skills into an off-field setting as the Hammers aim to recruit players who have the correct mentality and personality to thrive in claret and blue.
In their current vulnerable state, West Ham need a familiar face like Noble knocking around, with their primary goal of attracting talent who fit the right profile for the club in safe hands with the 35-year-old.