Omer Riza appointed Leyton Orient’s fifth manager of the season

PUBLISHED: 09:47 30 March 2017

Omer Riza (centre, left) has been appointed Leyton Orient manager until the end of the season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Omer Riza (centre, left) has been appointed Leyton Orient manager until the end of the season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Club confirm Danny Webb and goalkeeper coach Martin Brennan have left with immediate effect

Leyton Orient have confirmed Omer Riza is their fifth manager of the season after Danny Webb’s resignation.

The O’s revealed the news this morning and also confirmed goalkeeper coach Martin Brennan has left Brisbane Road.

Webb only took the job on January 29 and departs having taken charge of just 12 games at Orient.

Brennan’s departure also means O’s are without a permanent goalkeeper coach for the final five weeks of the campaign.

A statement on the official website read: “The club can confirm they have accepted the resignation of Danny Webb from his post as first team manager.

“Webb took over the job on January 29, picking up two wins from his 12 games in charge, but leaves the club with immediate effect along with goalkeeper coach Martin Brennan.

“Omer Riza will take over duties of first team manager until the end of the season, and his first game in charge will be Saturday’s home Sky Bet League Two game against Wycombe Wanderers.

“He’s very determined to make sure that the team finishes the season strong and he’s looking forward for the challenge.”

Riza, who joined the club in 2015, has a huge task on his hands, but will need the support of the O’s fans.

The 37-year-old has managed in the past at Ryman North outfit Cheshunt and holds his UEFA A License.

But with Orient seven points from safety and with only seven games to go, the former Arsenal trainee is left with an enormous challenge.

Riza’s first match in charge will be at home to Wycombe Wanderers this weekend and he’ll be looking to end O’s run of four consecutive defeats.

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