‘Starfinder’ Carr leaves Academy role


CarrIt’s the end of a West Ham era today with the news that Hammers legend Tony Carr is to depart from his role as Hammers Academy Director.

The news will be greeted with great emotion by some of our greatest stars who were groomed to greatness by the club’s ‘Starfinder General’

Tony has been working with our youth players since the early seventies and is to be succeeded by former Birmingham City Academy Director Terry Westley.

An announcement is likely on the official site later today when Carr’s new role in the club is expected to be announced.

During his time at the Academy  Tony has discovered the likes of  Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole and is possibly the most respected Academy director in the game.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • conkerpot says:

    Tony Carr gone and most promising west ham under 16 Ben sheaf sold to arsenal?

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