Harry Redknapp predicted that Mark Noble will make a great manager for West Ham at some point in the future, when speaking on Redknapp’s Home Fixture.
The 33-year-old has been with the Hammers for his entire career, having made his senior debut for the club in 2004.
Noble’s powers have undoubtedly waned over the past 12 months. But he is still a vitally important player for David Moyes. Especially from a leadership aspect.
The influential club captain bleeds claret and blue. But what does the future hold for the West Ham midfielder?
He is out of contract at the London Stadium in the summer of 2021, by which time he will be 34. Who knows whether Noble will be able to keep playing for another year or two after that.
Perhaps the Hammers ace would prefer to hang up his boots whilst he is still somewhat at the top of his game.
And Redknapp believes that whenever the West Ham skipper does end up calling it a day, he will be the ideal candidate to take over as manager at the London Stadium:
“An absolute certainty Noble would make a great manager one day. I think Mark knows the game inside out. He’s been brought up in the game, he knows the club, I think he’d be amazing. I think it would be good for the club.”
Noble’s passion for West Ham is clear and obvious to see. Having him in charge would ensure that the Hammers have someone guiding the team who has the club’s best interests at heart.
Whether he will be able to cut it at the highest level managerially, however, remains to be seen.
And Noble might just want to keep playing well into his mid-late 30’s. He’s certainly fit enough.