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Alberto Cavasin: Leyton Orient assistant manager Andy Edwards is very important to me

PUBLISHED: 22:46 04 October 2016 | UPDATED: 08:08 05 October 2016

Andy Edwards urges Leyton Orient on at Barnet (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Andy Edwards urges Leyton Orient on at Barnet (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

Italian reflects on 1-0 defeat at Southend United and reveals he will be learning English three hours per day five days a week

Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin insisted assistant Andy Edwards has an important role to play at the club after tonight’s 1-0 defeat at Southend United.

The Italian lost his first match in charge of the O’s as Marc-Antoine Fortune scored the only goal of the game at Roots Hall in the 82nd minute.

Orient have dropped to second in Southern Group G of the English Football League Trophy as a result, but have more pressing matters.

Cavasini spoke to the press for the first time this evening via a translator and revealed he will be learning English as quick as possible.

He said: “Andy Edwards is very important and has been very important over the last 48 hours. He gave me a lot of knowledge and indication and tonight he has proved that because he helped me a lot.

“I know it is important to learn English and starting tomorrow I will have three hours per day five days a week. I can guarantee I will 100 per cent learn very quickly so if I don’t learn in this way after a few weeks you can tell me it is my mistake.”

The 60-year-old went on to again express his excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to manage the Brisbane Road club.

And the ex-Sampdoria boss also revealed he picked the O’s starting team at their local rivals and didn’t have any interference from Francesco Becchetti.

Cavasin added: “I watched live the great intensity of the game and the great footballers here.

“About Leyton Orient I have enough knowledge on the squad, but a little bit less about the league.

“I’m very happy for this opportunity and it is a great opportunity for me in my professional career.

“No I didn’t speak with the chairman about this topic and I picked the team tonight so this first formation and XI was up to me.”

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