Kevin Nolan has revealed that Slaven Bilic offered him the chance to stay at West Ham but he felt the time was right to move on. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Kevin talks about how he didn’t want to be an ‘enigma in the background’ and wanted new captain Mark Noble to have a fresh start. He also has kind words to say about our chairmen.
On the Payet situation, Kevin stands up for his former teammate ‘I’ve played with Dimitri, he is a lovely lad, got fantastic ability, but he has been really badly advised’ but he does recognise how the incident has tarnished his time at the Hammers ‘For all the good Dimitri Payet has done for West Ham United, this has overshadowed it 10 times over, and no fan will ever forgive him’.
Overall, Kevin comes across really well, as one would expect him to, he always gave 100% for us and I hope he succeeds in his new role at Notts County and who knows, maybe one for the West Ham future?