Leyton Orient replace Kevin Nolan with Andy Hessenthalerby Jack Kitson / 12 April 2016, 16:36Tweet
As expected Kevin Nolan has stepped down from his player-manager position at Leyton Orient, just three months after his appointment.
Earlier today (Tuesday) rumours were rife that the parties were suddenly set to part ways, with the club's eccentric Italian owner Francesco Becchetti - who has now ruthlessly chopped his way through seven managers - keen to have more control in the dugout.
Anyone else feel like they've lost their football club? #lofc— James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) April 12, 2016
This has proved to be the case, and Nolan now steps aside with a total of seven wins, two draws and six defeats from his 15 matches at the helm, leaving the club in 11th - two points adrift of the play-offs with five matches remaining.
Remember when we joked about AFC Orient? Doesn't seem so amusing now... #lofc— James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) April 12, 2016
Meanwhile, Andy Hessenthaler will take interim charge until the end of the season, while Nolan will reportedly stay on with the club as a player.
So many questions remain unanswered for #LOFC fans. Unfortunately certain people have their hands tied. Terrible situation.— George Sessions (@GeorgeSessions) April 12, 2016