The Guardian Series understands Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan has taken charge of his last game and will leave the club on Wednesday.

Nolan was appointed manager in January but his brief tenure will come to an end this week with owner Francesco Becchetti calling a meeting for Wednesday to ask him to step down.

It is our understanding head of recruitment Rob Gagliardi and operations manager Vito Miceli will take charge of the side at home to Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday with Becchetti picking the team. 

It is believed the former West Ham United captain will be offered the chance to remain as a player at the club but his exit is inevitable.

Nolan was handed a two-and-a-half year contract in January but will be relieved of his duties after only 15 games in charge. 

His managerial career started promisingly after five wins in the first seven games as the side climbed into the League Two play-offs.

But the O's have taken one point from their last four games and tumbled down to 11th position after Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Barnet.

Nolan's form on the pitch has been criticised by supporters with the former Premier League midfielder failing to impress for Orient.

But his departure will still come as a shock to many fans after being given less than three months in charge.

Despite Orient's poor recent form and performances, the side remain just two points outside the play-offs with five games remaining. 

Nolan will leave with a record of seven wins and six defeats after taking 23 points from 15 matches.