McAnuff handed interim O’s role

Leyton Orient have confirmed that experienced midfielder and captain, Jobi McAnuff will take charge of managerial duties until the end of the current campaign.

The O’s – without a win in seven – parted company with Ross Embleton following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Tranmere Rovers at the Breyer Group Stadium. Chairman, Nigel Travis, believed the 39-year-old have all the right attributes to turn the East Londoners flagging fortunes around.

“Jobi is a natural leader and someone we feel has got what it takes to make a top-class manager,” Travis told

“As a Club, we feel that the play-offs are still within reach for this season and we have made that clear to Jobi, who understands and agrees with us that it should remain our focus and target.

His appointment gives us a degree of continuity but also a fresh approach for the final third of the season.”

McAnuff – who has made more than 150 appearances for Orient – will complete his UEFA ‘A’ License after lockdown. He will continue to work with Danny Senda, Dean Brill and Matt Harrold, all a part of the existing coaching staff at the Breyer Group Stadium.

Brian Jeeves

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