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West Ham risk losing first team coaches Kevin Nolan and Paul Nevin as insider lifts lid on Bolton and Bristol City interest

West Ham United run the risk of losing first team coaches Kevin Nolan and Paul Nevin after just six months.

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West Ham announced the appointment of former Hammers captain Nolan and Nevin as David Moyes’s new assistants back in February.

It was a welcome return for Nolan who was hugely popular with West Ham fans after he dropped down to the Championship and led the club back to the Premier League in 2011.

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Nolan and Nevin were only handed short-term deals

Nevin had previously coached with England under Gareth Southgate.

The club initially only appointed the duo until the end of the season – as revealed on at the time.

Moyes recently told The Evening Standard of his desire to ensure Nolan and Nevin remain at the club.

“I also want to make sure coaches Paul Nevin and Kevin Nolan are here for next season, plus one or two other small changes I want to make around the club,” the Scot told The Evening Standard.

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Bolton and Bristol City show interest in West Ham coaches

But according to reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee, both are attracting interest from elsewhere.

Ex says another of Nolan’s former clubs, Bolton Wanderers, want him to take a senior role.

While Nevin is reportedly wanted by Bristol City.

“Kevin Nolan and Nevin have both been tapped up by other clubs wanting them to come in as coaches and managers,” ExWHUemployee told the latest West Ham Way podcast (August 12th).

“Bolton were keen on getting Kevin Nolan involved and Bristol City were keen in getting Nevin involved.

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‘Moyes has got a bit of a situation’

“I think Bolton wanted to give Kevin Nolan a bit more of a senior role, but I can’t say for certain because I’m not entirely sure what they’ve offered him.

“But they’ve definitely been approached by other clubs so I think Moyes has got a bit of a situation where he needs to sort out his backroom staff.

“But with the tight budget I don’t know how many he will be allowed.”

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