Kevin Nolan

Where is Kevin Nolan now?

An important player for Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and West Ham United, Kevin Nolan retired from playing in 2016 after a short spell as player-manager of Leyton Orient.

Starting his professional career in 1999 he went onto make 607 first team appearances for four teams and won promotion to the Premier League with three of them (as champions with Newcastle and via the play-offs with Bolton and West Ham). Although he played in midfield, he was a consistent goalscorer with 111 goals over his 18-year playing career.

Despite being one of the league’s most consistent performers he was overlooked by England national team managers and never won a senior cap. He holds the record for the most Premier League appearances without winning an international cap.

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Having already dipped his toe in management when he was player-manager at Leyton Orient, he was appointed manager of Notts County in 2017 following the sacking of John Sheridan.

Inheriting a team that had lost it’s last ten games and a point off of relegation, Nolan managed to keep them in the league and was rewarded with a new three-year contract.

After leading his team to a play-off position in 2017-18 he was sacked in August 2018 after a six-game winless streak left his County side bottom of the table.

He then spent time working as a pundit for the likes of BT Sport and Stadium Astro before making a return to football coaching in February 2020 when he joined former side West Ham United in his current role as first team coach.

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Kevin Nolan: Premier League Statistics

Clean Sheets69
Yellow Cards85
Red Cards4
Premier League Teams Played forBolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, West Ham United

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