Notts County Appoint Kevin Nolan

by Jack Kitson / 12 January 2017, 16:29

After a chaotic 24 hours Notts County have unveiled Kevin Nolan as their new manager.

The likes of David Flitcroft, Mark Robins, Gary McAllister and caretaker boss Alan Smith had all, at one stage or another, been hotly linked with the League Two strugglers following John Sheridan’s sacking 10 days ago (2nd January).

However, it’s former Leyton Orient boss Nolan, a managerial novice with just 15 games under his belt, who has been tasked with keeping the Magpies in the Football League, after new owner Alan Hardy identified him as his No.1 choice.

Last year Nolan player-managed Orient for 15 games between January and April, but was surprisingly relieved of his duties with his troops only two points adrift of the play-offs.

But today marks a new era for the Nottingham club who yesterday (Wednesday) were taken over by local businessman Hardy, who replaces trigger-happy chairman Ray Trew, who chopped-and-changed a whopping 11 managers during a torrid seven-year reign.

Nolan has been thrown in at the deep-end with Notts down in 22nd and on a 10-game losing streak, with the 34-year-old aiming to halt this rotten run on Saturday when his troops tackle local rivals Mansfield.

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