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Kevin Nolan makes Notts County revelation


Kevin Nolan has suggested that he spoke to Alan Hardy about a potential return to Notts County in the past few weeks but "it never got to dotting the i's or crossing the t's".

The former midfielder was sacked by the Magpies and replaced by Harry Kewell, who was himself let go after 14 games.

Neal Ardley then came on board at Meadow Lane in November after he had parted ways with AFC Wimbledon by mutual consent.

The Wombles have since hired Wally Downes, and Nolan says the job was not right for him after moving his family up to Nottingham in the summer while still in charge at Meadow Lane.

Nolan told the Times: "I had to be honest with them. It would have been tough. I would have been a long, long time away from my family again and it would have taken a lot of hours to get it where it needed to be."

He described the news of his sacking by Notts County owner and chairman Alan Hardy as a "slap in the face" but, after Kewell was sacked, Nolan said they "had a chat".

"That was it," he said. "At no time in my eyes was it an interview and I didn't go and see him because I wanted the job back.

"I don't think I needed to sell myself. People can probably read between the lines, but it never got to dotting the i's or crossing the t's."

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Is it just me or is that just a tad arrogant, if I was AH he would have needed to sell to me the total imbalance in our squad and how he thought it would have been ok . 

Must say at the time of his departure I was for giving him more time . 

If he had returned he would have definitely taken some selling to a lot of fans . 

Plus if I was AH it was a conversation I wouldn’t have had , glad I’m not big Al must say . 

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