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New West Ham keeper coach Coles eager to get started

New West Ham United goalkeeper coach David Coles is eager to get started.

The 46-year-old will be working with Robert Green, Peter Kurucz and Marek Stech, having just left Portsmouth where he oversaw the return of David James to the England reckoning.

"I am delighted to be here," he told "It is a fantastic club with a great reputation and obviously it is a major force in the Premier League.

"It is a new challenge. It is another England goalkeeper. I have spoken to Robert and he seems like a fantastic fella. I have obviously talked to him and seen him when I have been on the opposing side so I know what he is all about. I am looking forward to working with all three of them."

"I was at Southampton for eight or nine years, I was at Portsmouth for four and a half years. I am quite a loyal person but this is the biggest club I have been to in my time as a coach. I am excited about the new season. I can't wait for it to start on Monday and then we have the tour and games to look forward to."

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