Former Newcastle United hero bookmakers' favourite to land top job at League Two strugglers

Former Newcastle United hero Kevin Nolan is the bookmakers’ favourite to get the Grimsby Town top job.

SWANSEA, WALES - FEBRUARY 06:  Kevin Nolan, Player/Manager of Notts County arrives at the stadium prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Swansea City and Notts County at the Liberty Stadium on February 6, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - FEBRUARY 06: Kevin Nolan, Player/Manager of Notts County arrives at the stadium prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Swansea City and Notts County at the Liberty Stadium on February 6, 2018 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Nolan has been out of work since 2018, when he was sacked from his role as player/coach at Notts County. The former West Ham and Bolton Wanderers midfielder has also managed Leyton Orient.

Grimsby are currently 18th in League Two, just four points above the drop zone.

Nolan made 91 appearances for Newcastle in his two and a half years on Tyneside, scoring 30 goals.