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Bookies make Kevin Nolan one of favourites for League Two job

2 years ago
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Kevin Nolan has been out of football since his sacking at Notts County in August.

After almost getting promotion the previous season when only losing out in the play-offs, the former Newcastle captain was sacked after a run of six games without a win at the start of this campaign.

Ironically, Nolan could now be on the brink of inflicting damage on his previous club.

Yeovil Town are looking for a new manager after sacking Darren Way and former Newcastle player Kevin Nolan is one of the favourites to take over.

It looks a fight between three clubs for the two League Two relegation slots, with Yeovil third bottom on 36 points, followed by Macclesfield (34 points) and Nolan’s previous club Notts County (33 points).

Macclesfield have eight games remaining and the other two clubs only seven each.

Yeovil are in terrible form though and have lost 10 of their last 12.

Kevin Nolan is one of a number of high profile figures linked with the job, as Harry Kewell, Paul Hurst and Tim Flowers are all said to be interested, as well as caretaker boss Neale Marmon.

Yeovil look like a club who are living with a lot of uncertainty, as the official club site released this statement after the sacking:

‘Yeovil Town Football Club’s proposed new owners, Feliciana EFL Ltd, have issued the following statement following Sunday’s developments.

‘We have been informed that the Board of Directors at Yeovil Town Football Club has dismissed First Team Manager Darren Way from his duties. While unfortunate, we believe it’s an appropriate step.

As important as I believe the off the pitch fan experience is, I recognise that we are engaged in a sport in which wins and losses affect each of us: owners, managers, staff, fans and citizens. YTFC is involved in a battle to remain in the league and I am confident that it has the talent to do so. I ask the fans to support their team in these last critical weeks.

Finally, I would like to thank Darren for all he has been to Yeovil. As a player, he helped bring the club to unprecedented heights. As a manager, he has battled to make the team the best it could be. As a person, he has been a gentleman and a source of inspiration.’

– Rob Couhig, Feliciana EFL Ltd.’

Good luck to Kevin Nolan if he takes this one on.

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