The former Liverpool and West Ham United left-back Paul Konchesky has joined East Thurrock United.

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The 37-year-old will join up with the Vanarama National League South club in the role of player/assistant first-team coach. Konchesky, capped twice by England under Sven-Göran Eriksson, had been with Billericay Town before his departure last November.

Manager John Coventry told the club’s website: “I am delighted Paul has agreed to join us. He will bring a significant presence to our club as a player and his knowledge of the game at the very highest level will be something our young players will gain massively from.

“They can’t help but learn from him and as a player he will also be a significant asset to our squad. It may not be the division’s biggest but we are trying to build a team of quality that people will enjoy watching.

“The fact that Paul has joined us when there would have been a lot of doors open to him is a huge thing for our football club.”

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