Leyton Orient Manager Steve Davis Dismissed
Leyton Orient have this morning confirmed they have parted company with manager Steve Davis just four months after he was appointed at the Matchroom Stadium. Having only won five of his eighteen games in charge in the Vanarama National League, last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Ebbsfleet United was his last in charge.
Leyton Orient are currently in nineteenth place in the league just three points above the relegation places, the club has removed former Crewe boss Davis and put Ross Embleton and Dean Brill in charge on an interim basis.
Davis became head coach on a two-year deal in July following a successful takeover of Orient led by Travis, when he replaced the previous owner Francesco Becchetti, with the club relegated from the Football League after a 112-year stay and it had been hoped he could ultimately lead the east London team back into League Two.
Speaking about his decision the Leyton Orient Chairman Nigel Travis said: “There is no doubt results haven’t been up to the required levels over the last two months. The team showed a lot of promise in the early part of the season and unfortunately that hasn’t been sustained.
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 into the club at a difficult time with a shortened pre-season and a 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. 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.”