Leyton Orient Fans Trust want O’s owner Francesco Becchetti to change his ways or sell the League Two club
PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:32 03 November 2016
Mathew Parri Thomas 2016
Recent LOFT survey results showed the growing level of anger and frustration at how the Italian is running the east Londoners
Leyton Orient Fans Trust members will vote next week on a resolution, calling for O’s owner Francesco Becchetti to put the club up for sale if he doesn’t change the way he runs the League Two club.
Ahead of their AGM next Thursday (November 10) at the Birkbeck Tavern, a statement has been issued by LOFT on their official website.
Since Becchetti has taken charge of the east Londoners in the summer of 2014, the O’s have suffered relegation to League Two and currently sit 23rd in the table.
While the Italian has put a lot of his own money into the club, Orient have had nine different people take charge of the first team due to a succession of managerial changes.
A LOFC statement read: “LOFT members will vote next week on a resolution, calling for Francesco Becchetti to set out how he will change the way he runs Leyton Orient, or to put the club up for sale.
“The resolution will be one of three on the agenda at our AGM, which takes place on the evening of Thursday 10 November at the Birkbeck Tavern, where LOFT was formed 15 years ago.
“It follows our recent survey results which showed the growing level of anger and frustration at how Mr Becchetti is running the club. That feeling has clearly grown even in little over a fortnight since then, with visible and vocal protests inside the ground against the club’s owner at the last two home matches.
“Our door always remains open for discussion, so we continue to seek a meeting with Mr Becchetti to discuss ways of improving the situation for everyone - fans and owner alike - as we believe that the status quo is unsustainable beyond the short term.
“However, if no such commitment to change is forthcoming, we feel we need a mandate from members to call on Mr Becchetti to put the club up for sale, so that a new owner (or consortium) can try and restore the well-run and happy football club that Mr Becchetti bought just over two years ago. All Orient fans clearly want their club back that they had then.”
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