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Testimonial for Carr

Filed: Monday, 16th March 2009
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United have announced that Tony Carr's 36 years of unbroken service will be rewarded with a testimonial later this year.

Carr - who took on his first coaching role on the recommendation of John Lyall back in 1973 - has produced a string of top-class talents for both West Ham and England, including virtually half of Fabio Capello's current first team.

Speaking in a recent interview with Talksport, 58-year-old Carr, a West Ham fan since childhood, revealed that he had no plans to retire from the game - and still loved his role as the club's Academy director.

News of the impending testimonial was announced on whufc.com this morning; club CEO Scott Duxbury stating:

"I am sure all of our fans would agree that this is long overdue. He is an institution at West Ham United and rightly holds a special place in the club's history."

Whilst Carr, responding to the news added:

"This is a really fantastic award. I have spent nearly all my working life at West Ham United and I am very pleased that they have rewarded me for my service to the club.

"I have many targets still to achieve at West Ham but this testimonial will be a welcome distraction during this coming year."

The club have announced plans for a golf day in May to kick off proceedings, with a match and gala evening to follow.

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by Paul M
05:40PM 16th Mar 2009
''If we ever get a new ground they should name it after him. After all, the players he produced have been sold for enough money to pay for it.''

by Andrew
03:43PM 16th Mar 2009
''Carr has brought through all the world class players of West Ham in the last couple of decades - so when 'Arry Claptrap' talks about it being him, lets get it right - It is Carr's scouting and development that found and developed their technique to be the players they are. Good on you Carr!''

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