David Moyes reveals Joe Cole being considered for West Ham coaching role

West Ham gaffer David Moyes has revealed that Joe Cole is being considered for a return to the club in a coaching role.

Former England international Cole had two spells at West Ham as a player after graduating from the club’s academy, before moving to Stamford Bridge where he won three league titles and two FA Cups.

Stuart Pearce who was with Moyes on his coaching team in the Scots’ previous spell in charge at West Ham was not allowed back to the club and David is now targeting a return for Cole with his backroom staff still to be fully assembled.

Moyes said: “We’re looking at the team we’re bringing in. Joe Cole is one of a lot of people who we’ve talked about and who we’re considering.

“I don’t think we will have it [the backroom team] all together just now, it might be the summertime before I get my staff together.

“There are several people looking for a position and there are also some other people who we have in mind as well, and hopefully over the coming weeks, we’ll get round to speaking to them. But we have been extremely busy since I’ve come in.

“Stuart Pearce did a great job here with me and I was pleased to have him. He was a big addition to the staff but Stuart’s got quite a few things on in his own business.

“In the end, we’ve just chosen and decided that it will be better if we do something else.”

West Ham have in principle agreed to sign Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes, and Moyes is relishing the prospect of a possible addition to his squad.

The Hammers are also nearing in on a 4 million pound deal for Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph, but Moyes has revealed an injury to the Republic of Ireland keeper is what is holding up the deal currently.

Moyes said: “Darren’s a goalkeeper we’ve identified we’d like to bring and at the moment he’s just carrying a bit of an injury which he’s had for several weeks.

“We have to make sure that injury’s completely healed, so that’s where the delay is coming from at the moment.

“But I am very hopeful it will happen.”