Jack Collison posts Tweet as West Ham agree new contract for Joseph Anang

Kevin Nolan of West Ham United celebrates his second goal with Jack Collison of West Ham United  during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Reading at the Boleyn...

Former Hammers midfielder Collison is currently in charge of West Ham's Under-16 side.

Jack Collison of West Ham United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and West Ham United at Carrow Road on November 9, 2013 in Norwich, England.

West Ham United's Under-16 manager and former player Jack Collison has applauded the club for tying down promising young goalkeeper Joseph Anang, after the youngster signed a new deal.

Anang, 18, joined West Ham last summer as a scholar and has now agreed a deal that will see him remain at the London Stadium until the summer of 2021.

The Ghanaian stopper trained with the first team last season and worked alongside Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, as well as Joe Hart who has since returned to parent club Manchester City after a disappointing campaign.

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Anang remains quite a way away from first-team football, with 19-year-old Nathan Trott also signing a new deal recently but Collison was delighted to see the Hammers complete a deal to retain Anang.

Still only 29 years of age, Collison has been in charge of West Ham's Under-16 side since being appointed to the role last summer - after earning his coaching badges as a 26-year-old during his spell at Peterborough.

Anang will now be looking to impress new manager Manuel Pellegrini and is likely to work alongside new signing Lukasz Fabianski, when the Polish stopper returns to pre-season after participating at the World Cup.

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