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Leyton Orient to name former West Ham man as boss

Kevin Nolan has no managerial experience. Credit: PA

League Two Leyton Orient are expected to name former Newcastle and West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan as their new player-manager.

The 34-year-old midfielder has been without a club since leaving Upton Park last year. At one point he looked like he would sign as a player at Brisbane Road, but a deal was never completed.

This will be Nolan's first foray into management.

FA charge Leyton Orient president for kick

Brisbane Road has had an interesting recent past. Credit: PA

The Football Association have charged Leyton Orient president Francesco Becchetti with misconduct following an incident at end of the game with Portsmouth.

Italian Becchetti is accused of kicking Orient assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler after the London's club's 3-2 win.

Francesco Becchetti has been charged for misconduct following Leyton Orient's game against Portsmouth on 26 December 2015.

It is alleged that his behaviour at the end of the fixture amounts to violent and/or improper conduct.

He has until 6pm on 4 January 2016 to respond to the charge.

– FA statement

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Liverani departs relegated Leyton Orient

Fabio Liverani is out of work. Credit: PA

League Two bound Leyton Orient have announced the departure of manager Fabio Liverani.

The East London club were relegated this season and have decided to start afresh in the fourth tier.

We announce today that Fabio Liverani will be leaving his role as manager of the Club by mutual consent. His assistants, Maurizio Cantarelli and Marcello Donatelli, will also be leaving the Club.

The Club would like to thank Fabio, Maurizio and Marcello for their efforts this season, and we wish them all the best for the future.

The Club will now focus on rebuilding for next season, in the hope that we can make a swift return to League One. We do not underestimate the challenge that we will face in the coming season, but the players and staff will work together to achieve the success that our loyal fans deserve. We thank you for your ongoing support.

– Leyton Orient statement
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