A former Carlisle United player has joined Gareth Southgate's England coaching team.

Paul Nevin, who played for the Cumbrians in the 1991/2 season, is linking up with Southgate's backroom staff on a part-time basis.

It marks a return to the Three Lions set-up for the West Ham United first team coach, who had worked with England from 2018-19.

The Hammers say they have given Nevin their blessing to link up with England during each international break - including the recent run of games against Hungary, Andorra and Poland.

England boss Southgate said: “Paul is a hugely respected coach and somebody we know well so we’re thankful to David Moyes and West Ham for allowing him to support us on the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”

Nevin's playing career, which included an early spell at Shrewsbury before a scholarship in the USA, saw him join Carlisle early in the 1991/2 campaign under Aidan McCaffery.

He made eight appearances in a campaign when the Cumbrians finished bottom of the Football League.

Nevin played alongside the likes of Paul Proudlock, Andy Watson and Darren Edmondson for the Blues.

He moved on to Yeovil before an injury at 24 curtailed his career.

The 52-year-old has since carved out a coaching career which has included spells at Fulham, Norwich and Brighton as well as New Zealand Knights and the Aspire Academy in Qatar.

He joined West Ham in February 2020.

Moyes said: "I’m really pleased for Paul and this opportunity will see him continue his development as a coach."