Former Dutch defender Johnny Heitinga has shared his pleasure at being a part of West Ham United’s coaching staff and is “very satisfied” with how things are going so far.

That’s according to Kreis Zeitung, who cover comments from the Dutchman today about his time at the London Stadium so far.

Heitinga became a part of David Moyes’ backroom staff earlier this season, reuniting with his former Everton manager but this time as part of the coaching team.

He arrived at West Ham after a short stint in charge at Ajax at the end of last season, when he took charge of his former side in a caretaker capacity until the end of the season in an attempt to steady the ship.

They decided to let him go in the summer rather than hand him a long-term deal, appointing Maurice Steijn in his stead, a decision which did not work out for him.

It was that which led him to West Ham, with Moyes seemingly jumping at the chance to sign him up after working with him during his playing career.

And Heitinga appears to be very happy with how things are progressing too, sharing his thoughts with Kreis Zeitung and insisting he’s “very satisfied”.

“It was good for my development because the Premier League is one of the best in the world,” he said.

“But now we also have a break because of the international matches, and I’m flying back to London on Monday.”