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Kevin Nolan signs for Leyton Orient

nolanLeyton Orient have announced the appointment of Kevin Nolan as the new player-manager on a two-and-a-half year deal.
A statement on the O’s official website says “Kevin’s hunger, desire and passion to succeed at Leyton Orient, coupled with his experience, were key in the decision process and the Club believe they have the man to take Leyton Orient forward and improve the Club’s position.”

“Kevin will take charge of first-team affairs with immediate effect, overseeing his first training session tomorrow morning ahead of leading the side for the very first time in Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game at Wycombe Wanderers. Everyone at Leyton Orient would like to welcome Kevin to the Matchroom Stadium and look forward to working with him.”

Last week Orient sacked former Hammers coach Ian Hendon as manager after a poor run of results.

The 33-year-old departed the Hammers by mutual consent after four years, 157 games and 31 goals in a Claret and Blue shirt. Nolan is thought to have received a £1.4m pay off from the Hammers on his departure equivalent to 75% of his remaining £50,000 per week wages.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Kevin Nolan signs for Leyton Orient

  1. Kevin you need JOB now he is fit we could probably help with the wages as well,
    Concentrate on management not playing and you might make a go of it,but try and get some more playing time to prove people wrong and you will loose your job and then there will be no future

  2. Good luck Kevin, hopefully we can provide you with some great up and coming players to supplement your squad.

  3. Yep JOB or Jenkinson
    Why would we giv anymore players to other clubs to benefit after all the crap that club has caused us over the new stadium

  4. I wish Kevin all the very best. He was a great club captain. Sometimes I felt that on the pitch he seemed to go missing, but overall he was a big part of getting us to where we are now. As such I DO hope it works out for him, and, after all the OS rivalry, we can establish better ties / relations with our most local club. Good fortune, Kev

  5. I want to wish Nolan the best but I can’t because its Orient – Spurs little sister club. So…. I hope you relegate them soon Agent Nolan

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