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Report: West Ham made move for ex-Liverpool chief before making Mark Noble Sporting Director

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Report: West Ham made move for ex-Liverpool chief before making Mark Noble Sporting Director

West Ham United allegedly made an approach for ex Liverpool scout Eduardo Macià before appointing Mark Noble as Sporting Director.

That’s according to a report from Fiorentina News who claims that both the Hammers and Parma approached the 48-year-old one time Liverpool and Leicester City man in the summer before he linked up with Spezia.

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West Ham today announced that former club captain Mark Noble will be taking up the role of Sporting Director at the London Stadium in January.

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The 35-year-old ex-Hammers midfielder certainly knows about the way things work at the London Stadium.

And he should be able to assist David Moyes in the transfer market for years to come. It seems as though the East London outfit were contemplating going down a different route though…

West Ham were eyeing ex Liverpool man before appointing Mark Noble

Fiorentina News claims that the Hammers made an approach for Eduardo Macià before he joined Spezia.

The 48-year-old has worked for Liverpool, Leicester, Fiorentina, Valencia and Real Betis throughout his distinguished career thus far.

He was credited with bringing in the likes of Fernando Torres, Raheem Sterling, Dirk Kuyt, Alberto Aquilani and Andrea Dossena during his time at Liverpool (Daily Post).

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And when at Leicester, he was responsible for signing the likes of Harry Maguire, James Maddison and Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester Mercury).

He obviously has an extensive track record of signing some serious impressive players throughout his time in the game.

It’s a shame that West Ham missed out on Macia, but at the same time, it will be great to have Mark Noble back at the club.

Hopefully the former skipper succeeds in his role. He certainly knows the ins and outs of the football club and that can only be a good thing.

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