West Ham academy chief Carr celebrates 40 years with club

West Ham United academy chief Tony Carr this week celebrates 40 years with the club. Carr was given a role at the Academy back in 1973 by former manager John Lyall.

West Ham United academy chief Tony Carr this week celebrates 40 years with the club.

Carr was given a role at the Academy back in 1973 by former manager John Lyall.

"Who would have thought, 40 years down the line, I would still be here and doing what I am doing," he told whufc.com. "Someone said to me, you seem to like coaching, you enjoy it and are good, so go for it. And I did! It's great and I still love it, that's why I am still doing it and at the Club where I started out, you can't get much better.

"My job and that of my staff is to find the next generation of footballers and bringing those players through to the first-team here. Many of these players have gone on to represent their country and played at the highest level, which is something I, and we as a Club, can be very proud of."

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