Mark Noble was in attendance for West Ham United’s under-18 FA Youth Cup clash with Norwich City yesterday (Claret and Hugh).

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And perhaps that could be a hint of where the 33-year-old’s future with the Hammers lies.

Noble recently signed a new one-year deal that will keep him at the London Stadium in a playing capacity up until the summer of 2022.

The West Ham skipper will hang up his boots when his contract expires.

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Many Hammers fans believe that Noble’s future could lie in some kind of coaching capacity at the London Stadium.

David Moyes has hinted at that being the case as well.

Mark Noble potentially the next West Ham youth team manager?

Noble was in attendance as West Ham ran rampant against Norwich City in the FA Youth Cup yesterday.

The Hammers under-18’s won the game 5-0, and Noble would have been very impressed with what he saw.

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It is common knowledge that the West Ham skipper has always kept a close eye on the club’s youngsters coming through the ranks.

Perhaps that will be Noble’s next step – youth team manager.

The 33-year-old might just be getting ahead of the game by seeing what he will have to work with in 12 months time.

Nobody knows exactly what Noble’s plans are. But his attendance at yesterday’s youth team clash might have given us an idea of what lies in store for our inspirational captain.

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