Omer Riza becomes Leyton Orient's fifth manager of the season following Danny Webb's resignation

by Jack Kitson / 30 March 2017, 10:14

Leyton Orient’s very publicised problems reached a nadir this morning (Thursday) after Danny Webb’s resignation meant that the struggling, and crisis-hit, League Two club were forced to appoint their fifth manager of the season in Omer Riza.

Remarkably Webb is the longest-serving of the four gaffers that have taken charge of the club this season, and he lasted only a dozen games in the dugout.

The O’s began the 2016/17 campaign with Andy Hessenthaler at the helm, but he became the first top-4 managerial casualty of the season in late September after he was sent packing.

Andy Edwards oversaw two matches as interim manager, before Hessenthaler’s replacement, Alberto Cavasin, came in-and-out like a boomerang, losing his job after just 10 games.

Edwards once again took charge of the first team, this time for 9 games, but come late January he’d ventured off to the Football Association, bagging a position as a youth coach.

Enter Webb, who was placed in charge of the East London outfit until the end of the season, but after losing nine games in 12 he decided enough was enough.

Orient have reacted swiftly by appointing Riza as their 11th manager since the summer of 2014. Yes, you did read that correctly.

Former Cheshunt manager Riza, who has been placed in charge until the end of the season, has a huge job on his hands with the rock-bottom League Two club seven points adrift of safety with seven games to play.

Orient’s 112-year spell in the Football League is in severe doubt, while off the field the club nearly went out of business last week, but the High Court gave controversial owner Francesco Becchetti until June 12 to clear his outstanding debts.

 

 

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