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League Two: Leyton Orient appoint Kevin Nolan on a player-manager contract


Sky Bet League Two side, Leyton Orient have announced the appointment of Kevin Nolan as the club's new player-manager on a two-and-a-half year deal.

He becomes the sixth different man to take charge of Orient since Becchetti took over the club in the summer of 2014 replacing previous manager, Ian Hendon who was sacked on Monday.

Kevin Nolan, aged 33, has been involved in high level football for 17 years playing for clubs such as West Ham United, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers, amassing over 500 career appearances, and will continue to add to that in a Leyton Orient shirt as he combines playing with his first managerial role following the completion of his coaching badges.

Starting with immediate effect, Kevin Nolan will take charge of first-team affairs,­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.

The club on their website state "A number of strong candidates were interviewed by the Chairman, but 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." (MA)

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