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West Ham skipper Nolan: Big Sam deserves Champions League

West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan is convinced they can qualify for Europe.

Nolan, Big Sam and Andy Carroll return to former club Newcastle United on Sunday.

Skipper Nolan said: "I think the boss deserves to be mingling with the top managers week-in week-out.

"I have lots of admiration for him and what he has done for me as a player.

"After working with him for a long time I firmly believe he belongs in the Premier League and I'm a bit gutted he hasn't been given that chance with a really top club.

"He has worked at top clubs but I mean a club that is always in the top four or five so he can have a go at the Champions League."

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