Leyton Orient are pleased to confirm that club hero John Mackie has taken a role within the O's academy.
Mackie will coach the O's U16 team, alongside Matt Waldren, in a role that he will combine with his first-team duties at Ashford United.
The former defender told leytonorient.com, "Obviously it's a place that I love and I had some good times here. I want to pass on some of my knowledge to the younger ones and hopefully get them into the first team".
Academy Manager Lewis Spencer praised Mackie's arrival saying, "We are delighted to welcome John back to the Club, he had an excellent spell as a player and has a real wealth of experience he can pass on to the boys, in particular on the art of defending."