Former Newcastle midfielder and captain Kevin Nolan is the odds on favorite to take over as the next Grimsby Town manager. Grimsby Town is where Newcastle left-back Liam Gibson is currently on loan.
Odds to become the next Grimsby manager…
– Kevin Nolan: 5/2
– Anthony Limbrick: 4/1
– Robbie Stockdale: 8/1
– Paul Tisdale: 16/1
– Paul Heckingbottom: 16/1 ?
Odds subject to change | BeGambleAware | 18+#GTFC
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Grimsby manager Michael Jolley was relieved of his duties on Friday, and his assistant Anthony Limbrick has been installed as the caretaker. Grimsby have just one point in their last four matches. Limbrick is currently 2nd favorite to take over the Mariners.
Nolan made 90 appearances for Newcastle and scored an impressive 30 goals. Though he was captain at multiple stops in his playing career, he has only held two managerial positions.
He was first appointed as player-manager of Lleyton Orient in January of 2016 after he had left West Ham the previous summer.
However, he was removed from his managerial stint in April with the club just 2 points out of the play-off places. He finished the season as a player but left in the summer.
In January 2017, Nolan took over at Notts County, where they were just a point above the relegation zone. He saved them that season before signing a 2 1/2 year deal the following September. However, after a streak of 6 games without a victory, he was sacked in April 2018.
Currently, Grimbsy Town are in 18th place in League Two but just five points off the bottom two. Nolan could provide an immediate lift to Grimsby as he did in his other two appointments.
He seems to also gravitate towards teams that play in black and white stripes like Newcastle and Notts County do. 🙂