• Manager; Kevin Nolan

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    Kevin Nolan, born on 24 June 1982, grew up in the Toxteth district of Liverpool and signed for the Bolton Wanderers academy in 1997, where he eventually made the step up to the first-team squad.

    Nolan spent a total of 12 years at the club, which coincided with their most successful period as they made a name for themselves as a solid Premier League side, and played alongside the likes of Ivan Campo, Fernando Hierro, Nicolas Anelka and Jay-Jay Okocha.

    Nolan was also a first team regular as Bolton qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time in the club's history—where they reached the knockout stages.

    Following the departure of Okocha in 2006, Nolan was appointed as the team captain, and he led the team again to UEFA Cup qualification and, again, eventual progression to the knockout round of the competition.

    Nolan fell out of favour after Gary Megson's arrival at the Reebok Stadium, so he joined Newcastle United in 2009, where he became a fan favourite as he helped them back into the Premier League following their relegation, and was once again promoted to club captain.

    In 2011, Nolan linked up with former manager Sam Allardyce at West Ham United. As with his previous clubs, he took on the role of captain, and as with Newcastle, he helped the Hammers back into the Premier League before leaving by mutual consent in the summer of 2015.

    Nolan was announced as the player-manager of Leyton Orient in January 2016, winning his first game in charge and helping the O's to three victories in his first full month of management.

    After being relieved of his duties in April 2016, with Orient two points shy of the playoffs, he then left the club altogether in July, taking time out before his next stop - Notts County.

    Assistant Manager; Richard Thomas

    assistantmanager.pngRichard Thomas has made a name for himself as the Leyton Orient academy manager, joining in 2009 and remaining there until 2017 when he made a switch to Meadow Lane to assist Kevin Nolan in the Notts County dugout.

    Under his guidance, the Orient youth team reached the third round of the FA Youth Cup and won the South East Youth Alliance title before Christmas, while a host of youth players were promoted to the O's senior team under his tenure.

    The likes of Myles Judd, Josh Koroma, Sam Dalby have played numerous times and impressed despite constant managerial changes at the club.

    Meanwhile Charlie Grainger, Sam Sargeant, Aron Pollock, Sandro Semedo, Freddy Moncur and Victor Adeboyejo have progressed through Orient’s youth set-up under Thomas too.

    Thomas worked with Nolan during their time together at Brisbane Road.

    Information: To read up on coaches at Meadow Lane, please visit the following link - Here.

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