Former West Ham coach Kevin Keen has bid a fond farewell to his old club by tipping the Hammers for an immediate return to the Barclays Premier League next season.
Fans favourite Keen brought an end to his time in east London that spanned nearly 20 years, first as player then first team coach, after taking up a similar role at Liverpool.
But the latest addition to the Anfield backroom staff, fully expects to be back at the Boleyn Ground in the not too distant future.
"I am extremely confident with the squad that is there, this time next year Liverpool will be playing West Ham in the Premier League and I can't wait to be back," said Keen.
"I have been at the club for nine years as a player and nine years as a coach and I have learned so much from good managers," he continued.
"The likes of Paul Heffer and Tony Carr and also from those people who don't always get the credit, so a part of me will always be claret and blue."
Keen went on to pay tribute to the West Ham fans, and said that with loyal supporters like that, he could never fully rule out a return to Upton Park.
"The supporters have always been fantastic. I thank them for their support.
"It is the right time for me to move on but you never know what will happen in the future."
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