West Ham coach Paul Nevin has been hailed as one of the main people behind the club’s success at set-pieces.

Roshane Thomas revealed in his latest article for The Athletic that the Irons coach does most of the pre-game analysis and looks at the opponents’ strengths and weaknesses.

He then puts all of this into a presentation for the Hammers players to watch and take in. So he puts a lot of time and effort into set-pieces and the Irons are reaping the rewards from that preparation.

Nevin deserves a lot of praise.

Therefore given that the Irons have scored 32 goals from set-pieces since David Moyes returned to the club, you would think Nevin deserves a lot of praise.

However, the other coaches all chip in as well, and their success from such situations is even more impressive given that they don’t have a set-piece coach as some sides do.

Sunday was the perfect example of how simple it can be to score from set-pieces if you have good delivery into the box.

The Irons have the likes of Aaron Cresswell, Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals, and Said Benrahma to deliver balls into the box.

So there is plenty of quality there, and when you have the likes of Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, and Kurt Zouma lurking, you will always have a chance of getting a goal.

This is a fascinating article from Thomas, and it shows the set-piece evolution since Moyes arrived, and we recommend any Hammers fan to give it a read.

In other West Ham news, Rio Ferdinand has issued a claim on Declan Rice’s value.

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