West Ham United are set to appoint former player Kevin Nolan as part of David Moyes’ coaching staff, that is according to club insider @ExWHUemployee.
It is also suggested that the ex-midfielder will be joined at the east London club by former England coach Paul Nevin.
The 37-year-old played for the Hammers between 2011-15 and made 157 appearances in total, scoring 31 goals and providing 18 assists (Transfermarkt). He was also part of the squad which won promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs in 2012, playing in the final at Wembley (whufc.com).
He has already gained plenty of coaching experience too. Indeed he spent just under three months as player-manager at Leyton Orient and won seven of his 15 league games in charge, losing just six (Transfermarkt).
He then spent a much longer spell in charge at Notts County and managed 84 games in total at the Magpies, winning 35 and drawing 21 (Transfermarkt) and even leading them to the League Two play-offs in the 17/18 season.
Since being sacked by Notts in 2018 (BBC Sport), Nolan has been out of the game but it looks like he is closing in on a return by becoming a coach at West Ham. Moyes will hope that the club’s former skipper can have an immediate impact on the training ground and help them avoid relegation.
It seems that plenty of Hammers fans are absolutely delighted with the potential appointment of their former captain, with many taking to Twitter to praise the decision to bring him in. Here is what some had to say…
Kevin Nolan is a class appointment 👌
— will earle (@willearle_) February 5, 2020
Great news! Kevin Nolan’s attitude is exactly what’s needed 👍
— Matthew Edge-Wilkins (@mattedgewilkins) February 5, 2020
Please. A good egg. A good voice on the training ground.
— I am West Ham Van (@WesthamVan1) February 5, 2020
Wow. I LOVE this!!
— Dave LaPointe (@dave_lapointe) February 5, 2020
— DaveClem (@DaveClem4) February 5, 2020
Great news, especially Nolan. That man is a real leader and won’t let anyone in the squad just drift through the rest of the season 👏⚒
— Kevin (@Kevin10whu) February 6, 2020
Nolan was great for us, a real leader and wore his heart on his sleeve, could work out to be a welcome addition for the run in to provide some passion to the playing staff and get them fired up! pic.twitter.com/kynovQyO9q
— Drj75 (@Drj751) February 5, 2020
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