League Two club Leyton Orient have named Ross Embleton as interim head coach following the death of manager Justin Edinburgh earlier this month.

Embleton, 38, had been assistant to Edinburgh, who passed away aged 49 on 8 June after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Danny Webb has been appointed as interim assistant coach, while 37-year-old O’s captain Jobi McAnuff has become interim player-coach.

The former Jamaican international played over 200 times for Reading and captained the club for three of his five seasons in Berkshire.

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“No-one will ever forget Justin,” Embleton told the club website.

“I’m privileged to be stepping into this opportunity to try to be able to help club through what is going to be a very, very tough period.”

Embleton was part of Edinburgh’s coaching team at Brisbane Road after returning to the club following spells with Spurs, Bournemouth and Swindon Town.

Danny Webb will assist Embleton as interim assistant coach having worked his way up from working with the youth sides.

O’s title-winning skipper Jobi McAnuff has been named interim player/coach.

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Embleton also had this to say, “To have known someone for 18 months and to make it feel like 18 years, it is vitally important that everything we do at this football club, whether that is me as interim head coach or new players, that Justin remains a pivotal part of that.”

Director of football Martin Ling added: “It has been a period which I have never, ever faced in my football career.

“You don’t get a manual to deal with it but you deal with it the best way you can and deal with it with Justin always in your thoughts.

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