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Danny Webb: on his way
Danny Webb: on his way

Orient loses another manager

LEYTON ORIENT manager Danny Webb has resigned – just two months after he was appointed. The team packed 12 matches into his time in charge – but won only two. Orient is now languishing at the bottom of League Two, seven points below the team above them and with only seven matches left to play.

The loss of former Youth Team coach Webb comes just days after Club owner Francesco Becchetti was given a reprieve until 12th June to pay his debts. If he misses the deadline, he will have to sell the East London Club.

The Herculean struggle to avoid relegation is now in the hands of Omer Riza, who had been Webb’s assistant but will occupy the hot spot until the end of the season. He is the eleventh manager in the 33 months that Becchetti has owned the Club. Riza has promised to strengthen the Club for next season but has also admitted that he does not know whether he will remain in charge or whether Becchetti will go for a new manager to make it a full dozen.

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