Kevin Nolan to be sacked by Leyton Orient - Sky sources

Kevin Nolan celebrates another win as player-manager of Leyton Orient
Image: Kevin Nolan has overseen a run of three defeats in four games at Leyton Orient

Kevin Nolan will be sacked as Leyton Orient player-manager on Wednesday, according to Sky sources.

Saturday's defeat to Barnet in Nolan's 15th game in charge left Orient two points outside League Two's play-off places after a run of one point from four matches.

The former Bolton and West Ham captain apologised to the club's supporters afterwards and said he would keep working to improve results.

But it is understood he will be denied that opportunity, with operations manager Vito Miceli and goalkeeping coach Rob Gagliardi set to take temporary charge.

Nolan, who succeeded Ian Hendon in January, will reject the chance to stay on as a player and will instead sever all ties with Orient.

The 33-year-old is 3/1 with Sky Bet to be the next boss of Bolton, who are in the process of interviewing candidates following Neil Lennon's departure and a recent takeover fronted by Nolan's former team-mate Dean Holdsworth.

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