English Premier League side West Ham United FC have rekindled their relationship with Umbro by signing a five-year deal with the Greater Manchester-based firm. The Hammers were last an Umbro club from 2007 to 2010 before switching to Italy’s Macron and then adidas.
According to the WHUFC website: This means Umbro will take on the historic task of producing the special commemorative kit that West Ham will wear for the Club’s final season at the Boleyn Ground, as well as the kit the team will wear when playing for the first time at our magnificent new Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Umbro have a long-standing association with West Ham, having produced the Club’s first ever replica kits for sale to supporters during the 1960s, when they also famously designed the England kits worn by West Ham’s World Cup winning heroes in 1966. Umbro were West Ham’s official kit suppliers from 2007-10.
Paul Nugent, Vice President of Global Marketing for Umbro, added: “West Ham United is an incredibly exciting and significant signing for Umbro. This is a special period in the club’s history and we are delighted to be part of it.
“We know the last season at the Boleyn Ground will be an emotional one and we have worked closely with the club – with input from Hammers fans – to create a memorable set of kits to commemorate the final season.
“Our kit designs for West Ham are unique to the club and celebrate the rich traditions of the club whilst incorporating all the modern performance properties required for today’s game. We’re looking forward to sharing our 2015/16 kits and hope players and fans will be proud to wear them both home and away.”