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O's confirm Embleton as interim head coach with Webb and McAnuff assisting him

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:15 19 June 2019

Justin Edinburgh (left), Danny Webb (centre) and Ross Embleton celebrate Leyton Orient winning the National League title (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Justin Edinburgh (left), Danny Webb (centre) and Ross Embleton celebrate Leyton Orient winning the National League title (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Captain Jobi McAnuff has taken up an interim player-coach role with Danny Webb now interim assistant coach

Leyton Orient have confirmed Ross Embleton will be head coach in the interim with Danny Webb and captain Jobi McAnuff completing the new coaching set-up.

The shock and tragic death of Justin Edinburgh earlier this month after a cardiac arrest forced the O's into a decision regarding the management team.

Chairman Nigel Travis revealed at the weekend the club were likely to "try to keep the continuity which has been so important over the last two years."

Now it has been confirmed with Embleton promoted from his assistant coach role, which Webb will now take in the interim.

McAnuff, meanwhile, has made no secret of his desire to be a coach and he will get the chance to combine playing with coaching for the 2019/20 campaign.

There has been no timescale set as to how long these changes will be for, but at least everyone at the club knows the structure moving forward.

Embleton told the official club website: "I am incredibly proud. 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.

"No-one will ever forget Justin. He's made an impression, selfishly, on me and my family in a way that no-one I've ever met has managed to do.

"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.

"I've got no hesitation that Ross can step up and do the top job. The caveat to that is that I don't want anyone being judged during this period that then can be surplus to requirements.

"If it doesn't work out then there's the opportunity for them to step back down to where they worked last year but can Ross do it? Without a shadow of a doubt."

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