Former West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan has turned down an offer to manage AFC Wimbledon, according to Sky Sports
Nolan was only sacked as manager of Notts County earlier this season, just a few months after leading the club to the League Two play-offs last season. It was Nolan’s second foray into management,- having previously taken a role in the dugout at Leyton Orient.
He’s now turned down the chance to take over the Wombles, having got through the second round of interviews.
Nolan was the front-runner to land the job at Wimbledon after they sacked long-serving Neal Ardley. Ardley has, in an ironic turn of events, now taken over from Harry Kewell, Nolan’s successor at Meadow Lane.
Wimbledon are fighting against relegation to League Two and dismissed Ardley after a tough run of results. They endured a torrid summer, losing leading scorer Lyle Taylor, but it is not know why Nolan chose to rebuke their advances.
This is a surprise, we assumed Nolan would snap up the chance to get back into management.
It’s a poisoned chalice though, Wimbledon are low on quality and look destined for the drop. Perhaps the former Bolton man didn’t want another failure on his hand.
Where next for the Dons? They need to act quick and there’s still good managers out there. John Askey would seem a good choice.