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Steve Davis: Leyton Orient sack head coach with club 19th in National League

Steve Davis managed Crewe for more than five years previous to his departure in January

National League club Leyton Orient have sacked head coach Steve Davis.

The former Crewe manager, 52, took worth of the O’s in July following their relegation from League Two at the end of final season.

However, the London club have received best five in their 19 league suits in 2017-18 and are 19th in the table, three problems above the relegation zone.

Ross Embleton and Dean Brill will take worth on an duration in-between basis while a successor is situated.

“There is no doubt results haven’t been up to the required levels over the last two months,” said chairman Nigel Travis, who completed a takeover of the club in June.

“We showed a lot of promise in the early part of the season and unfortunately that hasn’t been sustained, so we felt it was once as soon as time to make a change in order to supply us the most efficient chance of turning our fortunes spherical for the second a part of the season.

“Steve were given right here in at a difficult time with a shortened pre-season and a whole squad and body of workers rebuilding process underneath approach. He worked tirelessly and professionally and everyone knows from the avid players how so much they cherished his training floor art work.

“However, ultimately football is a results-based business and whilst we knew this was going to be a challenging season, we did not expect to be so close to the bottom four at this stage.”

Former Burnley defender Davis managed Crewe for more than five years until his departure in January.

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