West Ham to sign Fredericks on free transfer

Right-back to join Hammers on 1 July after helping Fulham earn promotion back to Premier League

West Ham United have announced that Ryan Fredericks will join the club from Fulham on 1 July.

The right-back has agreed a four-year contract to move to London Stadium when his current deal expires.

Fredericks, 25, becomes Manuel Pellegrini’s first signing as manager of West Ham.

Formerly of Tottenham Hotspur, the defender has just helped Fulham earn promotion back to the Premier League, earning a place in the 201718 PFA Championship Team of the Year.

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Does the footy-loving regional bloke have the credentials?

Hargood’s LinkedIn profile details his experience as a former head of operations for daftar poker Healtheries, as well as a task in finance for the united kingdom’s national health provider NHS.

He then moved on to become director of rugby at college Rifles in Auckland, taking the team from 13th to the right eight. And in 2013, he took excessive job at Wairarapa-Bush, at a time when the club changed into in a poor monetary circumstance.

Wairarapa-Bush owed creditors, and took out a short-time period loan from NZ Rugby soccer Union.

by way of all bills, Hargood has been working to turn the membership round.

He additionally had a career as a an beginner and semi-skilled rugby teach, he developed a training evaluation app i-coachrugby, led the installing of groundbreaking synthetic rugby pitches, and has been the technical director for some rugby advertisements being featured all the way through the Rugby World Cup.

He would likely also be smartly-received by way of regional, rugby-loving corporations.


corporations have reservations about pleasing pay agreements, but Wellington Chamber of Commerce chief govt says or not it’s better to take a seat on the desk and have a say.


On Tuesday, company NZ representative, and Wellington Chamber of Commerce head, John Milford noted It turned into better for company NZ to be involved within the working community than to,take a seat on the backyard and lob hand grenades in”.

while he had some reservations about the Fs, company crucial to be part of the discussion.

enterprise NZ chief government Kirk Hope could be a part of the panel.

Hope became also part of the govt’s Tax Working group – a further principal working group skills easy methods to make New Zealand’s tax equipment fairer.

And Hospitality NZ chief government Vicki Lee would also have a seat on the panel to characterize business.


It was a no-brainer for the government to include union reps on the panel. CTU head Richard Wagstaff is additionally on the holidays Act working neighborhood.


it could be no shock the unions are worried within the method, with Council of change Unions president Richard Wagstaff named as one of the most panel contributors.

Wagstaff pointed out he changed into happy with the govt’s determination to move ahead on Fs and became happy to be protected.

The union boss pointed out he anticipated industries devoid of excessive unionisation to stand to improvement from F laws.

he’s also a part of the community working to overhaul the holidays Act.