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Leyton Orient FC Staff Profiles

Andy Edwards

Place and Date of Birth: Epping, September 17, 1971

Andy Edwards was appointed assistant manager in the summer after assisting then caretaker Andy Hessenthaler for the final six games of the 2015-16 campaign.

During his 18-year playing career, Edwards made over 250 appearances for Peterborough United and 200 for Southend United, before joining the Academy staff at the O’s and working his way up to become Academy Director before making the move up to the first team on a permanent basis in the summer. 

Edwards was placed in interim charge following the sacking of Andy Hessenthaler in September before reverting back to the assistant manager role under Alberto Cavasin, however, was appointed first team manager on November 23, 2016 after Cavasin was dismissed.

Danny Webb
Assistant Manager

Place and Date of Birth: Poole, July 2, 1983

Danny was added to the first-team coaching staff in the summer, having worked his way up through the Academy ranks with the club.

Webb has been with the O’s for five years, having started working with the U14s and progressed up the age groups. 

Following Andy Edwards’ move to assist then caretaker Andy Hessenthaler with first-team duties at the end last season, Webb led the U18s to the Merit League One title, finishing unbeaten from their 10 league games.

Webb was promoted to assistant manager in November 2016 after Edwards replaced Alberto Cavasin as manager.

Martin Brennan
Goalkeeper Coach

Place and Date of Birth: Whipps Cross, September 14, 1982

Martin Brennan joined the O’s as goalkeeper coach earlier in the summer on a one-year deal, having previously occupied the role at both first team and under-21 level with Fulham.

After spending some of his youth career with the O’s, Brennan began his professional playing career at Charlton Athletic, before having spells with Cambridge United, Stevenage and Dagenham & Redbridge.

Brennan began coaching back at Orient, working with the U9-U15 goalkeepers, leaving to join Tottenham Hotspur, Wycombe Wanderers and then Fulham.