- Feb 3, 2015
- Reaction score
- Northampton Town
Being widely reported this evening that Kevin Nolan has left Orient. Their mental chairman wants to pick the team apparently....
Have the owners seen Nolan play?Andy Hessenthaler will take over as manager, Kevin Nolan will continue on as a player...
Have the owners seen Nolan play?
Surely this is only going one way. The only explanation is they are trying to avoid paying Nolan off his 2+ year contract. I bet he ends up going to court claiming constructive dismissal
Wow...As far as we know, apparently:
-Becchetti was livid on Saturday with the defence and goalkeeper.
-He wanted to sack ALL of the coaching staff and manager and wanted to take the team himself.
-The above would've been done with Rob Gagliardi and our Head of Operations in the dugout.
-You need a UEFA level 3 (I think) qualified coach in the dugout for all League Two games - Gagliardi despite being a goalkeeper/goalkeeping coach doesn't have that qualification.
-Becchetti has to have a rethink, he decides to remove Nolan as manager - But keep him as a player and asks Andy Hessenthaler to take control of the first team.
Nolan has apparently:
-Not wanted to play for the last three weeks, but Becchetti has forced him to play himself (So Becchetti has been controling team selection to an extent).
-Will not been staying on as a player and is negotiating a payoff/release from his contract.
-Players turned up for training today and there was no one to take the session.
-The reserve game which was scheduled was due to have a strong first team presence in it, they were replaced by the youth team.
That about covers it.
Lee Harrison sacked and Orients head of recruitment has taken over as goalkeeping coach. Crazy!!