Kevin Nolan is to step down as player/manager of League Two side Leyton Orient, the Daily Mail reports.
The former Newcastle, Bolton, and West Ham midfielder has only been in charge at Brisbane Road for three months, but it appears his time there looks set to be up with this impending resignation.
Reports from the club suggest the club’s hierarchy have asked Nolan to remain as a player, but Nolan has rejected the notion of not being in charge of the club, and now looks set to seek pastures new.
Nolan has overseen seven wins in the 15 games he has been in charge, and the club sit only two points outside of the final play -off spot with the final few fixtures coming up.
It will be a bitter blow for Nolan, who made the step down from playing in the Premier League to take on his first managerial role.
Italian owner Francesco Becchetti is believed to the instigator behind the move, asking personally for Nolan to step down, with rumours that the Italian is set to bring in his own man, while wanting more control himself over on field matters.
It is a bizarre turn of events down at Brisbane Road, one likely to leave fans scratching their head once more.
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