West Ham United academy legend Tony Carr takes up new ambassador's role after 40 years

West Ham United academy legend Tony Carr takes up new ambassador's role after 40 years

West Ham United academy legend Tony Carr takes up new ambassador's role after 40 years

First published in Sport by

WEST HAM coaching legend Tony Carr has been replaced as the club’s academy chief after 40 years of service.

Carr, from Stock Road, Billericay, is regarded as one of the country’s most successful ever football coaches, and has been working with young players at Chadwell Health since 1973, bringing through famed stars such as Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand and John Terry.

However, this is the not the end of the road for Carr at Upton Park, as he has been offered an ambassadorial position.

Carr, 63, told West Ham’s official website: “I'm really looking forward to the challenge an ambassadorial role will bring. It will be a slight change in direction for me, but it will allow me to continue to do all I can to assist with the development of the next generation of young players.

Former Birmingham City academy director Terry Westley has taken over Carr’s position.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree