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CLUB STATEMENT: Steve Davis

14 November 2017

The Club can confirm that it has today parted company with Steve Davis.

Davis was appointed as Head Coach in July, but following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Ebbsfleet United and the Club placed 19th position in the Vanarama National League, the 52-year-old departs with immediate effect.

The Club would like place on record our thanks to Steve for his endeavours during his time at Leyton Orient, but will now undergo a thorough recruitment process as we look to appoint a successor.

Ross Embleton and Dean Brill will take charge of First Team affairs on an interim basis.

Club Chairman Nigel Travis, said; “There is no doubt results haven’t been up to the required levels over the last two months. We showed a lot of promise in the early part of the season and unfortunately that hasn’t been sustained, so we felt it was time to make a change in order to give us the best chance of turning our fortunes around for the second half of the season.

“Steve came in to the Club at a difficult time with a shortened pre-season and a complete squad and staff rebuilding process underway. He worked tirelessly and professionally and we know from the players how much they enjoyed his training ground work.

“However, ultimately football is a results’ based business and whilst we knew this was going to be a challenging season, we did not expect to be so close to the bottom four at this stage.

“So, we thank Steve for his efforts and wish him well for the future. Our attention now turns towards ensuring that we find the right person to come in and improve our fortunes on the pitch.”


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