Lukasz Fabianski was in attendance for West Ham United’s under-23 clash with Arsenal at the London Stadium on Monday night.
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The 36-year-old’s contract with the Hammers expires at the end of this season.
Whether the Pole will be offered a new deal or not by this time next year remains to be seen.
Perhaps Fabianski’s attendance at the under-23 game is a sign of where his future lies at the London Stadium, however.
West Ham boss David Moyes recently signed Alphonse Areola. So the Frenchman will surely become our long-term number one goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, Fab will be 37 in April. Surely his playing days are coming to an end. He may well remain in East London in some kind of coaching capacity, however.
Lukasz Fabianski set for West Ham coaching role?
The 36-year-old Hammer, who earns £65k-a-week (Spotrac), is as professional as they come.
His work-rate is said to be matched by few. That kind of dedication in the twilight of his career is a great example to set for the club’s youngsters.
And perhaps he will be working closely with them very soon.
The former Poland international was present at the London Stadium for the West Ham under-23’s 6-1 mauling of Arsenal on Monday night.
Sure, he might have just been there for something to do. His attendance at the London Stadium could also mean he was keeping an eye on the players he could be working with next year, however.
Namely 18-year-old Krisztian Hegyi.
Fab has all the makings of a future coach at West Ham. He was a great goalkeeper in his day. His powers are clearly on the wane, however.
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And we can’t think of a better role for him next year than the youth goalkeeping coach at the London Stadium.