Although Noble is not too close to retirement yet, the 29-year-old central midfielder is reaching an age where he needs to start making plans for when he does hang his boots up.
And Noble admits that he would like to stay with West Ham, when he does eventually retire from playing football.
“I’d love to stick around, it’s so nice for me because I walk into the dressing room, the canteen and the stadium and I know everyone on first name terms,” Noble, who has been working on getting his coaching badges, said, when asked whether he’d like to become West Ham’s manager.
“I love seeing players like Payet and Lanzini who come here and be successful.
"It’s been hard this year, because I can’t let it go - I’m not the sort of person who goes home and forgets about a result.”
Noble has been at West Ham since he was 11-years-old, and he now wears the captain’s armband for Slaven Bilic’s side.
Noble has racked up 385 first-team appearances for West Ham, since breaking into their first-team.
The former England youth international is a very popular figure at West Ham, and his passion for the club has never been in doubt.
Noble is likely to start for West Ham in their next match, which comes against Burnley on Wednesday evening.