O’s confirm Embleton’s departure

Leyton Orient has confirmed that they have parted company with manager, Ross Embleton following their 3-1 Sky Bet League Two defeat at the hands of Tranmere Rovers at the Breyer Group Stadium.

Embleton has been under pressure following the East Londoners recent winless run, extended to seven matches following this afternoon’s setback and leaving the O’s in fourteenth place.

Speaking to www.leytonorient.com, O’s Chairman, Nigel Travis, explained: “This was an extremely difficult decision for us to make, and one which we have done with heavy hearts.

“Nobody can underestimate, nor should ever forget, the influence and impact Ross has had on the rebirth of our Club. He was an integral part of our National League success and he stood up to lead the team following the tragic loss of Justin Edinburgh, and again put himself forward when we were later in need of a Head Coach.

“He is a bright young coach with a strong philosophy and some excellent ideas, but the board felt that with the investment made in the squad and the current situation in football that we should be looking to push on at an accelerated rate and unfortunately in recent weeks that has not happened.

“I’m confident Ross will bounce back from this as he has a lot to offer a club and we genuinely wish him every success in the future and thank him for all he has done for us.”

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Brian Jeeves

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