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Ricky Martin joins West Ham

Ricky Martin has been named West Ham's Academy Operations and Player Development Manager.

Martin – who has worked as an Academy Manager for more than 15 years during his career to date – joins the Hammers after putting together an impressive resume that includes 15 years at Norwich City and a period working in football consultancy.

He comes in to replace the departing Adam Raimes, who spent seven years working in Operations at the Academy of Football.

Martin said, “I'm fortunate to be able to work in a new environment that will be opened up very soon, and we want to maximise what we can do from that, for the benefit of all the players parents and staff.

“I've not previously had the opportunity to work with Terry (Westley) in a club environment and that was very attractive to me when taking this job. I'm looking forward to working with him and all the other staff as well."

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