Leyton Orient have sacked Manager Ian Hendon after Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Exeter City according to Sky Sports.

Hendon was given the job of Orient Manager in the summer following the East London club’s surprise relegation to League 2. The 44 year old former Barnet Manager was expected to win promotion back to League 1 at the first attempt by Owner Francesco Becchetti.

Orient made a superb start to the season under Ian Hendon and were the early season pace setters however recent poor results have piled the pressure on Hendon and the fans have vented their disapproval towards their Manager in recent weeks.

Orient have won just once since the 21 November and have slid down the table to 11th position. The club’s poor run of form has seen The O’s fail to register a win since Boxing Day.

Leyton Orient have not had problems scoring goals this season as the club have been able to rely of the services of twenty goal striker Jay Simpson who is currently League 2’s top scorer. The issue has been defending with the club not having kept a clean sheet in their last five matches.

Former Gillingham Manager Andy Hessenthaler has been placed in Caretaker charge of the Brisbane Road club while the club search for a new Manager. Hessenthaler was Ian Hendon’s Assistant prior to his sacking.


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