Boost for Bilic as Mark Noble declares he would 'never leave' West Ham

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic has been handed a big boost ahead of the new season after captain Mark Noble pledged the rest of his career to West Ham.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic celebrates after the match with their coaching staffWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic celebrates

The 28-year-old midfielder has spent his entire career with the Hammers, having progressed through their youth season and into the first-team set-up.

Since making his debut in 2005, Noble has played 340 times for the East London side, and his dedication was rewarded at the beginning of the season when head coach Slaven Bilic named him captain.

The club honoured him back in March by giving him a testimonial against a West Ham All Stars squad at a jam-packed Boleyn Ground.

Michail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West HamMark Noble

Mark Noble aka Mr West Ham

With Noble one of the stars of last season in helping his club to a seventh place finish, their best ever Premier League points tally and first positive goal difference in 30 years, bigger clubs may have come sniffing.

But the cultured midfielder, who was snubbed for England's Euro 2016 squad by the now departed Roy Hodgson, has left Hammers fans, staff and teammates in little doubt as to where his future lies in an interview with a clothing website.

West Ham's Mark Noble and Manchester United's Juan Mata in actionMr West Ham Mark Noble shows his passion

'I love this football club'

When asked 'Would you consider playing for anyone else?' by West Ham's new official tailors Hawes & Curtis, Noble did not beat around the bush.

"I would never consider playing for anyone else!" the skipper told hawesandcurtis.co.uk.

"West Ham is my local club and I have played for them since I was 17. I love this football club and I have signed another five year contract."

West Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold before the matchWest Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold

'This time we're keeping the family silver'

Hammers fans had grown used to seeing their homegrown talent sold to the highest bidder over the years, often to bitter rivals such as Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

But under the stewardship of co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold that is no longer the case with the likes of Noble a sure-fire bet to remain in East London for the rest of his playing days.

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