Nolan wrote for whufc.com: "Last year the team fell short at the final hurdle at the end of the season. This year the team needs to be looking at winning a trophy and finishing in the top seven.
"You have then got the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal so it will be a tough season.
"But I have got every confidence in Slaven and the players he has brought into the Club. With the squad they have got, they can still have a great season and compete for a trophy."