LEYTON ORIENT have announced that Ross Embleton will take on the role of Head Coach following two interim spells in the Breyer Group Stadium hot seat.
The 38-year-old initially took the reins under difficult circumstance following the untimely passing of Justin Edinburgh and despite standing down, allowing the O’s to appoint Carl Fletcher, Embleton again took up the mantle when the east Londoners parted company with the former AFC Bournemouth coach after less than a month in charge.
Embleton has put pen to paper on a twelve-month rolling contract. Speaking to www.leytonorient.com about the appointment, Joint Owner and Chairman, Nigel Travis, explained: “For a number of reasons it has been a difficult season and therefore the board, alongside Martin Ling, have been very deliberate in the search for the Club’s new Head Coach and we are pleased to appoint Ross Embleton to that role.
“The Club have held ongoing discussions with Ross over recent weeks relating to improving on-field results, the development of the first-team squad and Ross’ own desire to take up the role. We are confident that Ross is the right person to lead the O’s forward, his ability to lead the players, and his coaching staff, is superb and he provides stability, which is essential, given the events of the season.”