West Ham United have hired former England international Chris Woods as their goalkeeping coach.

Having worked with Everton and Manchester United for the past 20 years, the 55-year-old has extensive experience of coaching in the Premier League.

Woods, who won 43 caps for his country between 1985-1993, said: “I am thrilled to be joining West Ham United. It is a Club with a great history and tradition.

“I've known Slaven from my time at Everton and we go back a long way even though we have gone on our different paths since he left Goodison Park.

“It will be great for me to get back working alongside him and I am pleased to be given the opportunity. Slaven has his own ideas and puts his own stamp on the team that he manages.

“It is certainly an exciting time for me to be coming to West Ham and I am looking forward to working with the goalkeepers.

“I saw Adrian in action last season and I will be hoping to bring something to his game and the other keepers at the club.

“It is brilliant for the club to be back in Europe and you want to be playing in the top competitions.”

Woods has fond memories of his playing days and used to relish playing in the East End.

He said: “I used to enjoy playing at the Boleyn Ground – especially in a night game under the lights.

“It has been amazing to see the stadium grow as it has done now and the atmosphere is still second to none.”

Woods enjoyed a long and successful playing career, forming part of the Nottingham Forest squad that won the European Cup in 1979 before going on to earn four Scottish Premier Division medals with Rangers and play a part in a League Cup triumph at Norwich City.

He also played for QPR and Sheffield Wednesday, making over 700 senior appearances as a keeper.

Meanwhile, Irons keeper Adrian, who enjoyed a promising 2014-15 campaign has capped off his season by marrying his fiancee.

He tweeted a picture of himself and his bride, sparking much congratulation including a message from the club's co-chairman David Gold

The 28-year-old stopper said it was "the best day of his life".

Adrian kept eight clean sheets last term and also scored the winner in an FA Cup penalty shootout with Everton in the FA Cup.

The Spaniard will return to duty in July as West Ham begin their Europa League campaign.