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Leyton Orient part company with Steve Davis after poor run of results

PUBLISHED: 08:45 14 November 2017

Leyton Orient assistant manager Ross Embleton (left) and head coach Steve Davis (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient assistant manager Ross Embleton (left) and head coach Steve Davis (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Ross Embleton and Dean Brill set to take charge of first team affairs on an interim basis

Leyton Orient have sacked head coach Steve Davis following a run of 11 National League games without a win.

The O’s confirmed the news this morning with the 52-year-old leaving with the east Londoners 19th in the table and just three points above the bottom four.

Assistant Ross Embleton and goalkeeper coach 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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