Fabio Liverani appointed new Leyton Orient managerby Jack Kitson / 08 December 2014, 15:36Tweet
Leyton Orient have wasted no time in appointing a new manager after the club revealed that Fabio Liverani has replaced Mauro Milanese in the dugout, just hours after the latter was sacked from his post. Liverani, who becomes the club's fourth boss of a troubled season, has put pen to paper and signed two-and-a-half-year contract with the League One strugglers, while Milanese reverts back to his previous role as sporting director.
The Londoners will be hoping its fourth time lucky following the departures of Russell Slade, Kevin Nugent and Milanese. Liverani, 38, has only previously managed Genoa, which proved to be an unsuccessful tenure which lasted seven games. However, the Italian is now back in the management arena as he inherits a side down in 19th in the third-tier, who are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
Liverani will be tasked with changing the fortunes of Orient, starting with a win at home to free-falling Peterborough on Saturday. Posh enjoyed a bright start to the season, but have since plummeted down the table following a rotten six-game run without a league win; a streak which includes five defeats. The O's can be backed at 6/4 with Bet Victor to enjoy a winning start under Liverani, while a draw can be backed at 5/2.