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Leyton Orient set to name former West Ham captain as their new boss

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Leyton Orient are close to appointing Kevin Nolan as their player-manager, according to ITV.

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The 34-year-old has been training with the club since being released from West Ham last year to try and maintain his fitness.

However, he is on the verge of his first stint in management and looks set to be appointed later today.

Nolan will be the successor to Ian Hendon, who was sacked, after a poor run in form that has seen them slip to 11th in League Two.

Nolan joined West Ham following the club’s relegation from the Premier League in 2011 and was Sam Allardyce’s first signing when succeeding Avram Grant.

The former captain led West Ham to play-off success against Blackpool at Wembley in 2012 before helping the club re-establish itself as a top-flight force.

Orient face Wycombe at Adams Park on Saturday in League Two and Nolan is not expected to be in charge for the game. He will have to wait until they face Newport County next week on Tuesday.

Leyton Orient fans.. Is this a good appointment? Do you have worries about the former West Ham having no experience as a manager? Let us know in your thoughts and opinions below!

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