Former star jumps to Moyes’ aid as West Ham bring in two new coaches

Former West Ham star Kevin Nolan has agreed to join the club’s backroom staff, along with England coach Paul Nevin.

Former Hammers midfielder Nolan is returning to the club to work alongside manager David Moyes, having spent five years between 2011 to 2016 as a popular figure at the club.

The 37-year-old captained West Ham as they won promotion back to the Premier League in 2011/12 and made 157 appearances in total, scoring 31 goals.

Since leaving the club, Nolan has had spells as manager of Leyton Orient and  Notts County in League Two and most recently has been working as a pundit for talkSPORT.

Now he is returning to football as first-team coach at the London Stadium, along with the experienced Nevin.

Nevin worked alongside Chris Hughton at Brighton and was part of England boss Gareth Southgate’s staff at last year’s UEFA Nations League finals.

Moyes had been hoping to appoint another former Hammer in Stuart Pearce, but that was blocked by the club’s owners following his past criticism of the regime.

Nolan and Nevin join a West Ham side struggling for form under Moyes, with the Hammers currently sitting in the bottom three despite an initially lift when the Scot returned to the club.

They have failed to win in their last five Premier League outings and face the daunting prospect of Manchester City and Liverpool away in their next two matches.