MARK NOBLE should be a future West Ham manager, according to Harry Redknapp.
Redknapp, who was in the Hammers hot-seat for seven years, would love to see the club skipper take charge at the London Stadium after hanging up his boots.
Noble, dubbed “Mr West Ham” is easily the club’s longest-serving player after joining the east London side in 2000.
And despite the club spending big over the last few years, the 31-year-old fans’ favourite has remained a constant at the heart of the West Ham midfield.
Local boy Noble will be 34 when his current deal expires and Redknapp insists he should not be allowed to walk away from the club.
He told the Daily Star: “Noble’s the only one I really find I can relate to there, he’s a West Ham boy through and through. He’s a massive part of the club.
“Mark Noble’s the type of lad the club should move Heaven and Earth to keep him at the club.
“For me, there’s a future manager of West Ham sitting on their books right there.”
“Well I’d like to see him go on the coaching staff and eventually one day become the manager, why shouldn’t he?
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“He knows the game, he’s a leader, great guy, West Ham through and through.
“You’d love to see him, you don’t need to go and get a foreign manager, I’d like to see him eventually step in, get a couple of years of experience and then he’d be ready to do the job.”
Meanwhile, the Hammers were booed off after their six-match unbeaten home run came to an abrupt end losing 2-0 to Everton on Saturday.