It is with regret that I have made the decision to stand down as manager of Leyton Orient FC. It has been a very difficult decision but I feel that it is in the best interests of my career and my family.
I have been offered and duly accepted a role working within the coaching department of the Football Association.
It has been an honour and a privilege to have worked for the club for over seven and a half years. I thank the chairman for the opportunity to manage the team and I thank all staff, players and supporters for the backing that they have given to me in my time here.
It goes without saying that I wish Leyton Orient FC every success in the challenge ahead and in the longer term future.
*A statement on the managerial position at the club will be made in due course.