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Leyton Orient manager steps down from role

Leyton Orient have confirmed that Ross Embleton has stepped down from his role as first team manager, but instead reverts to his position of Assistant Coach.

He was appointed as interm-manager after the sad passing of Justin Edinburgh in June, just a month after winning the National League title.

Orient currently 21st in the League Two table, picking up 9 points after 10 matches.

Ross Embleton told leytonorient.com: “From a personal perspective, after what happened in the summer and the situation that everyone found themselves in, I felt it was the right thing for me to do to step forward and take responsibility. It was on the terms of trying to find stability for the football Club again. Have we achieved that? I think we have and have now found ourselves into the season and everyone comes into work with the thoughts of football and their day-to-day jobs being at the forefront of what we do.”

“That is something that I am most proud of and was always something that was my main focus for the players and the staff, trying to get through a real tough period that we’ve got through. We’ve tried to find some normality in the way that we’ve come to work everyday and we’ve started to find that. Despite all the support – from the supporters, people at the Club, the players, the rest of the staff – no-one’s ever been able to tell me exactly the right way to go about the job.

“Did I ever think I was a Manager? Potentially not. I think there will be people sitting here saying that if results went differently, I might have changed my mind? Potentially, yes. I’ve never sat here and said I was going to be the next Leyton Orient manager and I was incredibly privileged and proud to have been in charge of the Club in recent times but at the front of my mind was just trying to secure that stability.”

You can also watch the moment he broke the news in a longer interview below…


After learning the news and reading the club statement, fans took to give their reaction, with many thanking him for his efforts – see those tweets by clicking on the next page.


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