Julen Lopetegui

Hammers Return to Training With Spring in Their Step

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Yesterday, Head Coach Julen Lopetegui and his team greeted the West Ham United players at Rush Green Training Ground to kick off the pre-season. This event marks a fresh chapter for West Ham, with workaholic Lopetegui at the helm, ready for action. Returning players included summer acquisitions Luis Guilherme and Wes Foderingham, as well as Flynn Downes and Danny Ings.

Maxwel Cornet was reported as being one of the first to arrive for training which is great news for a player clearly sniffing a second chance.

The excitement around the club is palpable, further fuelled earlier this week by a joint press conference featuring Lopetegui and Tim Steidten, the director of football.

For most players, except a few from the academy, it was their initial encounter with Lopetegui and his staff, including Assistant Head Coach Pablo Sanz, Head of Performance Óscar Caro, Head Analyst Juan Vicente Peinado, Fitness Coach Borja De Alba, and Technical Coach Edu Rubio.

The new Spanish head coach had already met with Brazilian prodigy Luis Guilherme, part of the club’s persuasive schmoozing efforts that secured the transfer of this highly sought-after talent.

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  • weathamsteve says:

    Can’t have been many players to work with.Half of them are up for transfer or already left.

  • Matt says:

    Tim in charge of transfers and a manager that believes in giving youth a chance. Excited by this combination and more modern approach. Moyes was a dinosaur and his style of play similar to Big Fat Sam.

    I feel much happier with Tim looking after recruitment. Confident deals will get done after the Euros and Copa America finishes. These things take time, so despite all the made up stories regarding transfers I’m excited for the start of the season!

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