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One in, one out

Filed: Friday, 29th June 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel

Keith Peacock has stepped down from his position as head coach - after less than a year in the job.

Peacock - who was brought to West Ham from Charlton by former boss Alan Pardew last July as head coach before replacing Peter Grant as Pardew's number two in October - announced his decision to quit this morning.

Talking to whufc.com, Peacock explained his decision to quit the game after 45 years' involvement.

"I've been very fortunate and I feel that now is the right time to take a break," he said.

"Apart from a three-month spell back in 1991, I haven't really had a break, and it was always my intention to take a step back at this stage of my life.

"I think it's time to reflect a little, take a nice long break and then think about things from there. It will give me more time to spend with the family, which is something I am greatly looking forward to.

"It has certainly been a remarkable experience [at West Ham]. I think we probably packed more into last season than most clubs do in a five year period!

"But the main thing is that it finished with a happy ending at Old Trafford. That was a very special day."

Glyn Snodin, another former Charlton man, was appointed as first-team coach earlier this week.

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