Former Saints coach leaves West Ham

Wally Downes

Wally Downes

First published in Saints News

Former Saints coach Wally Downes has left his position as West Ham first-team coach.

Downes joined the Hammers as a defensive coach under Avram Grant in November 2010 – two months after he left Saints in the wake of Alan Pardew’s sacking - and was then promoted by the Israeli's successor Sam Allardyce in the summer of 2011.

The 51-year-old helped Allardyce achieve promotion to the Barclays Premier League at the first time of asking, but it is understood that he left the club yesterday.

Downes, a popular figure among the West Ham support, used to manage Brentford and also played for Wimbledon, Sheffield United and Newport County during his career.

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10:08am Wed 12 Dec 12

mbetts says...

Slow News Day?
Slow News Day? mbetts
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1:32pm Wed 12 Dec 12

StHuey says...

To be honest, I think this is good journalism.
Makes you wonder why he has left and where he is going.
Will hopefully weaken West Ham's defence for when they visit us!
To be honest, I think this is good journalism. Makes you wonder why he has left and where he is going. Will hopefully weaken West Ham's defence for when they visit us! StHuey
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12:15am Fri 14 Dec 12

Tirau Dan says...

Thanks

Why
Where now
Was his appointment there covered?
Thanks Why Where now Was his appointment there covered? Tirau Dan
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