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Mark Warburton joins West Ham as assistant coach: A huge privilege

Mark Warburton has joined West Ham United as assistant coach.

Warburton steps in after the resignation of Stuart Pearce.

The former Brentford, Rangers, Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers manager has taken charge of nearly 350 matches, winning two promotions and a succession of individual awards, and will add experience and know-how to David Moyes' backroom staff.

“It's a huge privilege to be joining West Ham United to work as part of David Moyes' backroom staff," said Warburton to whufc.com.

“West Ham have made incredible progress in recent seasons, continually making forward strides to move the Club in a positive direction.

“I am excited about coming in and adding my own experience and know-how to what is an incredibly strong coaching team here."

Manager Moyes welcomed Warburton, who will join Billy McKinlay, Paul Nevin, Kevin Nolan and Xavi Valero on the Scot's coaching team.

“I'm really pleased to welcome Mark to West Ham United," said Moyes. “He's a really valuable addition to the backroom team, in the wake of Stuart Pearce leaving us at the end of last season.

“Mark is hugely experienced and has a fine track record, having managed at a number of Club's over the course of his career.

“I'm excited about adding him to my coaching set-up as one of my assistants."

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