Orient confirm Harrold’s return

Leyton Orient have bolstered their backroom team by appointing former striker, Matt Harrold in a coaching capacity at the Breyer Group Stadium.

The 36-year-old is a popular figure with the O’s faithful, playing a part in the clubs’ return to the EFL under the management of Justin Edinburgh.

Previously, the Leyton-born player served Brentford, Yeovil Town, Southend United, Wycombe Wanderers, Shrewsbury Town, Bristol Rovers

and Crawley Town during a twenty-year playing career. 

On accepting a role which will see him combine first-team coaching and scouting the opposition, Harrold told www.leytonorient.com: “This is an unbelievable opportunity and I’m really happy to learn from being involved in a First Team coaching environment. We’ve got a really good group of staff and I’m looking forward to adding to that where I can and use my experience.”

Meanwhile, O’s Head Coach, Ross Embleton, added: “It’s a great thing for us. There’s been a real continuation of bringing in good people into the football club since the takeover in 2017. Matty has always had a good attitude that he brings to the group to drive people on, and we will get that from him in his new role.”

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Brian Jeeves

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