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Liverani opens up about motivation

PUBLISHED: 10:30 07 May 2015

O's boss Fabio Liverani looks on at 
Crewe (pic: Simon O'Connor)

O's boss Fabio Liverani looks on at Crewe (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Simon O'Connor Photography

Italian admits he didn’t make players understand job wasn’t done after winning at Coventry

Leyton Orient failed to win any of their final seven matches in League One and their relegation was confirmed on the final day of the season following a 2-2 draw with Swindon Town at the County Ground.

The last time they picked up three points was following Josh Wright’s late winner against Coventry on April 1.

O’s boss Fabio Liverani insisted he told the players not to think they were safe after that victory, but concedes that results haven’t been good enough since.

“After Coventry there has been a drop in performances and results especially,” said Liverani following O’s relegation.

“I tried to make sure that the players understood that after that game we were not safe. The message I tried to tell them was that nothing had been done yet.

“But it is difficult, psychologically, to go into the players’ heads and understand how they are feeling. Perhaps I feel responsible for that because I could have somehow communicated better or passed the message to them in a way that they wouldn’t drop their attention levels.”

O’s picked up four points from their final seven matches and finished three points behind Crewe Alexandra, who avoided relegation in 20th place.

If they had beaten the Railwaymen on April 11, O’s would have survived, but now they are planning for League Two.

Liverani is set to meet president Francesco Becchetti soon to discuss his future and surely change is needed. The manager, by his own admission, failed to motivate the players enough to avoid the drop after they triumphed at Coventry.

Is his tenure over? Only time will tell.

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