West Ham have confirmed that former midfielder Kevin Nolan has rejoined the club as one of David Moyes’ backroom staff, along with Paul Nevin.
The 37-year-old played for the Hammers between 2011 and 2015 before becoming player-manager at both Leyton Orient and Notts County. Fans on Twitter are happy that a former favourite has returned to the London club:
Finally some good news
— Joe ⚒ (@joescoyi) 6 February 2020
Time for the chicken dance 🐓
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) 6 February 2020
WE HAVE STAFF!!!
— Brad Hassall (@brad_hass4) 6 February 2020
Glad to see kev back 👍
— WHUFC COYI !!! 👍🇬🇧 — 🇪🇺💩👎 (@West_Ham_Wayne) 6 February 2020
WELCOME HOME KEVIN
— stephen field (@stephenfield515) 6 February 2020
Kev back is the best news all year
— Declan Gulavin (@gulavin) 6 February 2020
Brilliant! Welcome back Kev! ⚒⚒🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓
— JB (@BurchettJason) 6 February 2020
Wheeey welcome back Kev!
— Anton Holmlund (@Anton_Holmlund) 6 February 2020
Buzzing to have Nolan back
— Jace De Souza (@desouza1994) 6 February 2020
Moyes has been keen to hire extra staff after only bringing in Alan Irvine to be his assistant manager when he was first appointed back in December.
Whether the additional help will have much of an impact on results, it remains to be seen, with the Irons heading into an extremely tough list of fixtures, which begins against Manchester City on Sunday.
West Ham do have a winter break before they face league leaders Liverpool, but it will be a challenging run of games that will likely determine whether they will stay up this season or not.