Kevin Nolan: Ex-West Ham captain joins David Moyes' coaching team

Image: Kevin Nolan has returned to West Ham in a coaching capacity

Former West Ham captain Kevin Nolan has returned to the club as part of David Moyes' coaching team.

Nolan, who made over 150 appearances for the Hammers between 2011 and 2015, has been out of management since leaving Notts County in August 2018.

As well as Nolan, former Brighton and Norwich coach Paul Nevin will also join Moyes' staff, with both given contracts until the end of the season.

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Moyes replaced Manuel Pellegrini as West Ham manager in December, but had only been able to add Alan Irvine as his assistant coach.

"We welcome Kevin and Paul to the club and look forward to working with them," Moyes told West Ham's official website. "Both have a wealth of experience in the game and I'm sure they will make a very positive contribution between now and the end of the season.

"Kevin obviously knows the club very well having played here previously, while Paul's coaching pedigree is excellent. It has taken some time to finalise the coaching staff, but I wanted to make sure I brought in the right people to help us, and both Kevin and Paul are fantastic additions.

West Ham United's captain Kevin Nolan (L), manager Sam Allardyce and goal-scorer Carlton Cole (R) celebrate with the trophy after their victory in the 2012
Image: Nolan helped West Ham secure promotion to the Premier League in 2012

"They will get working right away and we are all completely focused on the job we need to do in the coming weeks and months."

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