Mark Noble discusses training under Slaven Bilic, praises 'great' coaching additions

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble says nothing has changed dramatically under new manager Slaven Bilic.

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has told the club's official website that training under Slaven Bilic hasn't changed dramatically yet.

Noble, 28, has come up through the ranks at West Ham and has therefore seen a number of managers come and go during his time at Upton Park.

The midfielder now features under yet another new boss, with Sam Allardyce losing his job at the end of last season, as Slaven Bilic arrives to take charge of the club.

Noble figures to be an integral part of the Croatian's plans at Upton Park, and with the squad back in training under the new manager, they have been given a first glimpse of Bilic in action.

However, Noble told the club's official website that training hasn't changed too dramatically under Bilic just yet - whilst he also praised the recent appointments of coaches Julian Dicks and Chris Woods.

"It is nice to be back training and out on the pitch," said Noble. "We are still getting used to how Slaven works but nothing has changed dramatically yet and I am just enjoying getting fit again. Everyone needs to get used to how each other works."

"Everyone knows Julian and Woodsy and they are a great addition to the coaching staff. We are together for long periods and it is great to be back with the boys and back out on the pitch working again," he added.

Familiar faces

West Ham head into their final season at Upton Park before the move to the Olympic Stadium next summer, and they do so having brought back some familiar faces.

Manager Bilic played for the club during the 1990's and returns with great knowledge of the club, whilst the appointment of Dicks - another former West Ham defender - gives him another figure to rely on who has been around the club recently.

By bringing in people familiar with the club, West Ham hope to hit the ground running next season - but their success must be sustained, unlike last term.

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