Former Captain Kevin Nolan Targeting Long West Ham Stay

Kevin Nolan, West Ham. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Kevin Nolan, West Ham. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /

West Ham coach Kevin Nolan is planning a long stay at the club. Nolan was brought to the club by current manager David Moyes to complete his coaching staff which now consists of Stuart Pearce, Alan Irvine and Pat Nevin. Nolan has repaid the faith and has had a very good impact on the squad.

The former club captain brings plenty of experience with him into the club. Not only did Nolan play over 400 games in the Premier League, but he has also managed 99 games for Notts Country and Leyton Orient, averaging 1.5 points per game.

But it is at West Ham were Nolan feels most at home. The former midfielder was a fan favourite at Upton Park when he joined from Newcastle following the Hammers relegation to the Championship. Nolan led the club back to the Premier League at the first time of asking and finished his hammers career with 31 goals in 157 appearances in the claret and blue.

Kevin Nolan made plenty of good memories at West Ham as a player and is now enjoying his new experiences as a coach at the club.

Kevin Nolan, West Ham.
Kevin Nolan, West Ham. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) /

"“Hopefully I’m going to have a lot more [memories] with what I’m doing now. I’m really enjoying it at the minute and long may it continue. I want to be here for as long as I possibly can.”Nolan on West Ham future."

There has been a change of mentality at the club since Moyes’ reappointment to the Hammers dugout. The inclusions of Nolan and Pearce has meant that there is a real understanding of the club in the coaching staff. That feeling has been adopted by the players which can be seen in their committed performances.

Nolan has formed part of the coaching side that has helped the players reach their potential this season. The club are challenging for a place in next season Champions League and are currently sat in the top four of the Premier League.

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With the experience Nolan is learning in his current role there could be the potential of him taking up the Hammers hot-seat in the future.