Kevin Nolan set to leave Leyton Orientby Jack Kitson / 12 April 2016, 09:53Tweet
Kevin Nolan is set to leave Leyton Orient after less than three months, according to The Daily Mail. Player-manager Nolan has only been at the helm for 15 games, seven of which he has won, but the club's owner Francesco Becchetti wants the 33-year-old to step down, with Rob Gagliardi and Vito Miceli placed in charge for Saturday's game at home to rock-bottom Dagenham & Redbridge.
My sources are telling me Kevin Nolan has left Leyton Orient.— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) 11 April 2016
Nolan only replaced Ian Hendon back in January, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with the League Two club. Nolan took to management like a duck to water, recording five wins from his opening seven games, which propelled his troops into the play-offs.
However, the O's have since only managed two wins from eight matches, and no wins in four, although they are only two points off the top-7 with five fixtures remaining.
Owner Becchetti reportedly wants more control over team selection, and will pick the starting 11 for this weekend's game, while he will communicate with Gagliardi and Miceli from the stands.