Bobby Mimms has been appointed as West Ham’s new goalkeeper coach.

The 51-year-old former Everton and Tottenham Hotspur stopper previously worked with manager Sam Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers and has joined the Hammers following the departure of Martyn Margeston.

Mimms, who has been working with the Bahrain national side, told West Ham’s website: "It's a pleasure to be here. I got a phone call from Sam and he asked me if I would be interested to come down here and work with the goalies, and I was more than interested.

"I've just come back from Bahrain, where I was working with the national team and this opportunity came along.

"Sam is a great character who has a lot of knowledge of the game, and I learned a lot from him in the two years I worked with him at Blackburn. He obviously trusts what I do, or else he wouldn't have made the call to ask me to come here. It's great to meet up with him again and to be able to work with him.

"Things are going well at the club at the moment, so hopefully I can add a little bit to that and we can keep it going."