Warburton appointed West Ham assistant manager

Warburton has managed nearly 350 matches

Warburton has managed nearly 350 matches

FORMER QPR boss Mark Warburton has been appointed as the new assistant manager of West Ham.

The 59-year-old replaces Stuart Pearce, who announced he was leaving to pursue "other opportunities" at the end of last season.

Warburton left QPR after three years at the end of last season. He has also been manager of Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest and taken charge of nearly 350 matches.

“It’s a huge privilege to be joining West Ham United to work as part of David Moyes' backroom staff,” he said. “West Ham have made incredible progress in recent seasons, continually making forward strides to move the club in a positive direction.

“I am excited about coming in and adding my own experience and know-how to what is an incredibly strong coaching team here.”

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Warburton will join Billy McKinlay, Paul Nevin Kevin Nolan and Xavi Valero on Moyes’ coaching team.

“I'm really pleased to welcome Mark to West Ham United,” Moyes said Moyes. “He’s a really valuable addition to the backroom team, in the wake of Stuart Pearce leaving us at the end of last season.

“Mark is hugely experienced and has a fine track record, having managed at a number of club’s over the course of his career.

“I’m excited about adding him to my coaching set-up as one of my assistants.”

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