Sir Trevor Brooking is to have a stand named after him at West Ham United’s Upton Park stadium. The Centenary Stand will be officially re-named on August 8 when the Hammers entertain Napoli in a pre-season friendly. Brooking made 528 league appearances for West Ham from 1967 to 1984 - winning the FA Cup on two occasions - taking charge of the club in a caretaker manager role before becoming director of football development at the FA. “It’s obviously a terrific honour which I am very grateful for because this is my club and it will be my club forever,” he told the club's official website. "The great thing was being able to spend my whole career with West Ham, having a stint as caretaker manager and as a director and then going to the FA. "I still try and get to most of the home games. On my travels, if I am in a cab or something then everyone talks to me about West Ham because they know I am associated with the club. It is something I am only too pleased about whenever it happens." Brooking will become the second Hammers legend to have a stand at Upton Park named after him, following the unveiling of the Bobby Moore Stand in 1993. WEST HAM FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Mark Noble, Les Ferdinand One on One Les Ferdinand, Paolo di Canio, Gianfranco Zola My Secret Vice Nolberto Solano, Martin Allen Ask A Silly Question Sir Geoff Hurst What Happened Next? Julian Dicks Sing When You’re Winning Nick Frost Plus! Mark Noble on Weekend Wonders and West Ham on Talentspotter
20 July 2009
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