Nolan wants to manage one day and is ready to take the necessary exams.
He said: "I've always thought since I was a young lad that I'd love to be a manager.
"I think everyone just expects it from me now - all the lads in the changing room say, 'You can see you're going to be a gaffer'. But you never know, do you? You don't know if you're going to get that chance.
"I'm going to be taking my badges, so if there's anything out there when I do finish then I can have a crack at it. I know that I'll always have Sam (Allardyce) on the end of the phone if I ever need any help or advice."