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West Ham coaches Dicks and Woods handed new two-year deals

por Evie Martz (2021-10-20)

West Ham coaches Julian Dicks and Chris Woods have signed new two-year contracts with the club.

Former Hammers full back Dicks, a team-mate of manager Slaven Bilic in their playing days at Upton Park, was named first-team coach last summer.

Ex-Norwich and England stopper Woods joined the club as goalkeeping coach in 2015 following spells with Everton and Manchester United and works closely with first-choice Adrian and back-up Darren Randolph who is at Euro 2016 with the Republic of Ireland.

West Ham coaches Julian Dicks (centre) and Chris Wood (right) have signed two-year contract extensions

Both goalkeeping coach Woods (left) and former Hammers defender Dicks joined the coaching staff last year

Dicks posted an image of the agreement on Instagram and said: 'Over the moon to say I've just signed a new two-year contract.' 

Woods, meanwhile, told the club's official website: 'Slaven has made me feel so welcome and he has been fantastic to work with since the day I arrived.


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'He leaves no stone unturned and his enthusiasm rubs off on everybody.

'It has been a great privilege for me to work for a club with such great tradition. Hopefully we can grow even stronger.'

Woods has praised Croatian manager Slaven Bilic's attention to detail and enthusiasm at the club

West Ham finished their final season at Upton Park in a creditable seventh in the Premier League table

Woods added: 'I have really enjoyed coaching Adrian, Darren and the other young goalkeepers and they have been different class to work on a daily basis.

'They learn from each other and hopefully my experience as well.

'We are a close-knit group and you need that bond and relationship if you are going be successful.'  


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