Key man behind the scenes at West Ham says emotional goodbye as he departs after four and a half years with the club.

There is never a dull moment at West Ham.

And the last four and a half years have been a rollercoaster ride.

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From the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as manager and the big £100m splurge of 2018 to the return of David Moyes.

All while trying to help manage and mitigate a toxic atmosphere that had been festering between West Ham fans and the club’s owners over a long list of grievances, chief among them the controversial move to the London Stadium.

West Ham have gone from relegation contenders to a genuine European outfit in that time, all while – like everyone else – facing the difficulties of a global pandemic.

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The club’s meteoric resurgence has attracted plenty of interest and attention. Some – like the approach from PAI Capital – was unwelcome.

But other interest bore fruit when Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky purchased a 27 per cent stake in the club back in November, becoming the second biggest stakeholder.

With that as a backdrop, just imagine for a moment being the man who has to organise all of West Ham’s communications at a time of unprecedented scrutiny and interest.

Well over the last four and a half years that man has been Ben Campbell (pictured above alongside Moyes).

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But the Hammers have just lost the well-liked Campbell to the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) group.

 

A popular figure behind the scenes at West Ham and the man who connected and managed relations between the the club, manager David Moyes and the media, Campbell will take up a similar role at the PGMOL.

Speaking on Twitter, Campbell said an emotional goodbye to West Ham.

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Key man behind the scenes at West Ham says emotional goodbye after four and a half years

“A thrilling game at Palace and perhaps a fitting end to a rollercoaster four-and-a-half year stint at West Ham,” Campbell said on Twitter.

“Met and worked with many great people. Enjoyed top moments too, hopefully more positive times ahead.

“Wishing everyone connected with the Club all the best for the future.

“New year, new start! I’m departing to take up a new role as Head of Communications at FA PGMOL this month. Looking forward to an exciting challenge and getting started!”

Perhaps in his new role Ben can put a good word in for West Ham, who – until the Palace win – have been one of the worst affected clubs when it comes to VAR decisions since the technology was introduced!

Good luck to Ben in his new role and all the best for the future from everyone at Hammers News.

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