Ipswich coach to join Hammers

manningIpswich Town Academy U16s coach Liam Manning is set to join West Ham United’s youth set-up, according to fan site  www.twtd.co.uk  Manning, whose role at Ipswich was lead youth development phase coach, is to take on a role working with the West Ham’s U15s to U18s.

The 29-year-old former Ipswich midfielder was with the academy as a youngster but left the club without making a first-team appearance and went on to play locally for the likes of Leiston and Woodbridge Town.

Terry Westley is in the process rebuilding the West Ham Academy to make it successful again and give a return on the £4m plus invested in it each year.


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

6 comments on “Ipswich coach to join Hammers

  1. It’s got to be better than having Bernard Manning as first team manager

  2. Everythings changing.The hippo era is soon going to be consigned to history thank f*ck 😉

  3. There have been a good group of youngsters come out of Ipswich in the last few years,
    And like us in the past they are having trouble keeping them,
    We should be looking at Tyrone Mings this term as a possible buy

  4. The Academy is obviously underperforming – new blood and new thinking badly required to get it on the right track – good luck to the new guy!

  5. Michael all our released players have been snapped up very quickly by the teams they were loaned out to,but just don’t make the Premier grade,
    Within the academy set ups around the country it seems to go in circles first we had the Man U group then Man C had a brilliant group at the moment Chelski have 6 or 7 top rate players,we were unlucky when are last good crop Cole,Carrick,Johnson and Defoe,
    Came through we were relegated and had big depts and had to sell,
    It will come good

  6. Southampton have one of the best academy setups now

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