As previously and exclusively revealed by our ExWHUEmployee, it has been confirmed that former West Ham midfielder Mark Robson has been appointed as Lead Coach for the U23’s side, replacing the departing Dmitri Halajko.

Robson, who is remembered for being a creative and exciting winger for the Irons back in 1992, has joined the club from Peterborough United, where he was the Assistant Manager. Prior to this he spent over four years at the Football Association as a National Specialist Coach.

Bringing a wealth of experience and also having a key connection with the club, the appointment is seen as an exciting one, with Robson expected to work closely with David Moyes in the development of our impressive U23’s side.

On his appointment, a delighted Robson said “I’m really pleased to be joining the Academy and really pleased to be back at West Ham United, my local team.

“I’ve been a supporter all my life, watching from the terraces and playing for the Club, so to have the chance to come back and be a part of the process helping our younger players on the pathway to the first team is fantastic. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge.

“The Club at this moment in time is flying. The first team are doing fantastically well and so are the U23s in Premier League 2, so to be coming back at this moment in time, I’m buzzing and can’t wait to get going.”


Written by Mark Carlaw (@mcrugrid)