As exclusively revealed by our ITK ExWHUemployee many weeks ago, former player Kenny Brown has returned to the club as the Academy’s Assistant Head of Coaching.

Brown, who has joined from his role at rivals Millwall, said “I’m very honoured and privileged to return to West Ham United.

“I was very proud to represent the Club as a player, and to have the opportunity to do so as a staff member – within the Academy as well, where you can see the excellent work that’s being done – is a big honour for me.

“There are exceptional people here with a real work ethic, but there’s also a real bounce around the Club and Academy.

“Hopefully I can put the faith the Club have shown in me to good work. I’m thoroughly looking forward to the challenge.”