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West Ham United appoint Mark Warburton as first-team assistant coach

West Ham appoint Mark Warburton as first-team assistant coach
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West Ham United announce that former Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been appointed as a first-team assistant coach and will join David Moyes's backroom team.

West Ham United have announced that Mark Warburton has been appointed as a first-team assistant coach.

The 59-year-old spent the last three years in charge with Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers, before leaving the club on June 1 when his contract expired.

The former Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest boss has managed almost 350 games during his managerial career, but he has now decided to join David Moyes's backroom staff at the London Stadium.

Speaking to West Ham's official website on his arrival at the club, Warburton said: "It's a huge privilege to be joining West Ham United to work as part of David Moyes' backroom staff.

"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."

Moyes added: "I'm really pleased to welcome Mark to West Ham United. 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."

Warburton started his coaching career with Brentford and after securing promotion to League One in 2013-14, he guided the Bees to a fifth-placed finish in the Championship the following campaign, before joining Scottish giants Rangers in the summer of 2015.

Warburton won the Scottish Championship title and Challenge Cup in his first season at Ibrox and was named PFA Scotland Manager of the Year.

The London-born coach spent two years in Glasgow before returning to England with Nottingham Forest, where he spent just nine months in charge prior to taking the reins at QPR in May 2019.

Warburton will now link up with Billy McKinlay, Kevin Nolan, Paul Nevin and Xavi Valero on Moyes's coaching team at West Ham.

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