West Ham have made a significant backroom appointment to the clubs Academy of Football, it has been reported by ExWHUEmployee.

Nick Irwin, who will be moving from auditing firm PGAAC, has taken the position to manage the Academy’s audit process as well as daily operations on a 3-year arrangement, commencing on 23rd October.

It is understood that Irwin will be working alongside Academy Manager Kenny Brown with his key responsibility being to return the clubs training Category 1 status, which enables the club to receive more compensation should a Academy prospect move to another club.

Other bonuses for the status also include larger grants and improvements on facilities.

Ex, who was reporting the news on The West Ham Way Podcast, stated that this appointment is another step in the upward trajectory shown by our famed Academy.

“Nick Irwin will be working with Kenny Brown and his appointment will help retain our Category 1 status,” said Ex on Patreon.

“Making sure we have this is vital to our Academy and shows how well it is being managed, especially after such a successful season which appears to be carrying over into this campaign.”

Ex will be keeping fans up to date on the progress of all club matters on Patreon.