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Hugo saves Diop’s day

West Ham Head of player care Hugo Scheckter got on his hands and knees after Issa Diop lost his wedding ring pitchside as he came on as a substitute at the London Stadium as the Hammers narrowly beat Fulham 1-0 in injury time.

The son of former Formula one driver Jody Scheckter revealed it took four groundsmen, a magnet, a security style body scanner and himself to reunite the centre back with his ring.


Hugo joined from Southampton in 2018  but has recently announced he has resigned and leaves on 23rd December.

Hugo spent three and a half years at Southampton and before that coached a girls soccer girl in the US as well as a stint as team operations manager in Indianapolis.

Applications for his replacement need to be made by 16th November at https://www.whufc.com/club/recruitment/vacancies

The job description says continued development and management of a high-quality Player-Care provision, including the relocation and integration process of new Players and their families to the Club and the local area, whilst also providing ongoing care, assistance and support to current players and First Team management. To support First Team football operations and administration and to provide a link with Club Departmental Heads to ensure a professional and co-operative working environment.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Hugo saves Diop’s day

  1. A magnet for a wedding ring? I am sure Issa can aford more than a steel.ring…ha ha

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