Nolan to return to East London

nolanFormer West Ham skipper Kevin Nolan is understood to be locked in talks with Leyton Orient’s chairman to join them as a player/manager. Sources close to club suggest talks have been ongoing for a few days and Nolan could soon be announced as the new manager of the O’s as early as this week. Earlier this week, the League Two side sacked West Ham’s former first team coach, Ian Hendon.

The former West Ham back room boy was dimissed following a run of just four wins in 21 league games. His final match was the 3-1 defeat at home by Exeter on Saturday. Hendon took charge at the Matchroom Stadium in May following Orient’s relegation from League One last season.

A statement on the Orient website said: “The Club can confirm that Ian Hendon has been relieved of his role as Head Coach of Leyton Orient. The Club would like to thank Ian for his commitment and passion during his time at Leyton Orient and would like to wish him the best in his future endeavours.”

Kevin Nolan has long talked about his wishes to follow his mentor Sam Allardyce into football management.

Nolan has been backed in from 33/1 to 1/10 odds on to take charge of Orient. Paolo Di Canio is second favourite at 5/1.




About Sean Whetstone

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

2 comments on “Nolan to return to East London

  1. Just the man to find a new home for JOB
    Orient really want what we had ( not have ) can’t share our new ground so want our rejects,

  2. Good luck Nobby if true, I am sure the Daves will loan you some players just don’t invite Bazza Hearn to the OS anytime soon !!!

Comments are closed.