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Leyton Orient appoint Kevin Nolan as new manager


Former West Ham midfielder Kevin Noble has been appointed as the new player manager of League Two side Leyton Orient, replacing Ian Hendon who was dismissed after last weekend’s home defeat against Exeter City.

The 33 year old, who was released from Upton Park in the summer, but had previously been training with the O’s.

Nolan is expected to be joined by former West Ham coach Wally Downes as his assistant.

The midfielder, who began his playing career at Bolton, also played for Newcastle United, and had gained international experience with two senior caps.

The 33 year old will become the second youngest manager in the Football League behind Wigan Athletic’s Gary Caldwell.

The O’s were relegated from League One last season, and despite a positive start to the season, just four wins in 21 games have seen the club drop to mid-table.

The decision to dismiss Hendon came after the O’s 1-3 defeat at Brisbane Road against Exeter, and Nolan will look to propel the club back towards the promotion places.


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