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Jack Collison set to re-join West Ham’s youth setup

After spending time away from the club, fan favourite set for return

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Another fantastic exclusive from ExWHUemployee today, as he revealed that Jack Collison will be returning to the club as the U16’s youth manager.

Collison, clearly buoyed to be returning to West Ham after leaving EFL League One side Peterborough United this past week, had this to say on Twitter.

Collison made over 100 appearances during his time for West Ham, scoring 11 times. He was also capped 15 times for his country Wales, however after suffering a horrible injury to his knee, combined with continuous rehabilitation, the promising 28-year-old midfielder had to hang his boots up before his time.

After his retirement, most will remember Collison has been working closely with both The Posh’s U21’s and U18’s in a managerial role, and according to The West Ham Way, there was also ‘interest from Arsenal in appointing him to a similar role but he wants to return to West Ham.’

Collison, who is keen to become a manager since his retirement will learn from one of the best in the business, academy manager & head of coaching and player development - Terry Westley.

We’ll bring you more information when the club officially announce the deal!