Moyes poised to announce former Hammer to backroom


David Moyes is poised to announce Kevin Nolan in his backroom team as early as tomorrow.

Former captain Kevin Nolan left West Ham United by mutual consent in 2015 after four years at the club.

The midfielder played 157 games for the Irons, scoring 31 goals, following his arrival from Newcastle United in June 2011.

Following his departure, he joined Leyton Orient as player-manager in 2016 becoming manager of Notts County in 2017.

In August 2018, Nolan was dismissed as manager of Notts County after a six-game winless run.

Football coach Paul Nevin is also set to join Moyes backroom team.

Nevin began his coaching career at Fulham where he spent 8 years in several roles including Academy and Reserve Team Manager. He then accepted an invitation to improve the fortunes of the struggling New Zealand Knights who competed in the Australian Hyundai A-League.

Nevin has enjoyed coaching opportunities in Qatar, Africa, China and Brazil and was also a regular guest presenter on the Al Jazeera Sports Channel.

After 5 years in the Middle East, Nevin returned to the Premier League as Head of Coaching at Norwich City. In October 2018, Nevin was temporarily appointed to Gareth Southgate’s England coaching staff.

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  • Paul Taylor says:

    Good, no nonsence player, should be able to motivate the many, currently under performing. Can’t see any chance of escaping relegation unless David Moyes can pull off a miracle but maybe not such a bad thing being in EFL, chance to give those young players currently out on loan a chance to represent the club and restore some pride, application and enthusiasm. Spending millions on rubbish, without any regard for the club and it’s history can be a thing of the past. Just need new ownership and we’ll be in a much better place.

    • hammers64 says:

      Great appointment.Some of his passion and commitment needs to rub off onto a lot of our players.They need to produce some performances as far too many have just not stepped up to the plate this season.

  • Danielson79 says:

    Always said Nolan would a great addition and even possible future manager for us. Such a leader, dare I even say better than Nobes.

  • Martyn Quinn says:

    Excellent choice. Has managerial experience, knows the club and how to motivate players. Wish him well.

  • simon says:

    Really good appointments. Nolan is a proper leader and an intelligent, likeable bloke; never had a bad word to say for us despite taking a fair bit of stick at the end of his time. Haven’t heard anyone say anything other than good things about him. Nevin likewise, obviously a top notch coach.

  • The Cat says:

    If there is one thing lacking about this club right now its CHARACTER!
    Nolan was the Best Captain that this club had in years, and he knows what it takes to roll up your sleeves and dig in!
    I’d take him ALL day long & hope he starts ASAP.

  • Hammer64 says:

    By all accounts was a first class captain. I followed his story out of interest at Notts County,where he had one good season at a club which was in crisis (so that should stand him in good stead). Next season he was messed about. So looks a good move. Like several recent decisions it is possibly all too late for this season, but you never know.

  • Jack says:

    Great appointment. Nolan was probably the last time we had a central midfielder that could actually score goals. His age went against him in the end but he was still a top class captain of West Ham He should have the respect of everyone. Only ever heard him speak well of West Ham as pundit and I remember his young boy was a massive West Ham fan also. So I hope he’s a massive success as a coach for us. Good luck to him.

  • Jeff says:

    Love it… We need passionate players here, now find a role for ginger!!!

  • Fugmaster says:

    100% behind this; great Captain and player for this club, with a passionate never say die attitude. Let’s just hope it runs off on the current bunch of largely couldn’t care less players. COYI

  • zahama says:

    Great News – hopefully we can now pull off the Great Escape Mark II

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