Alberto Cavasin Sacked by Leyton Orient

After less than seven weeks in charge of Leyton Orient, Italian manager Alberto Cavasin has been relieved of his duties after a run of eight defeats in 10games. Ben Smith reports

By Declan McCarthy

The club released the following statement on their website confirming the Italians departure: “The club can confirm that Alberto Cavasin has been relieved of his managerial duties with immediate effect. We thank him for his efforts during his time with the club and wish him well for the future. Cavasin departs alongside head of fitness Alfredo Vergori.”

The O’s sit 22nd in League two with goal difference separating them from a relegation place.

Following his departure, Andy Edwards has been put in charge until the end of the season.

No Surprise

The sacking of Cavasin comes as no surprise to football fans across the country as this sees Edwards become the ninth managerial appointment under Italian owner Francesco Becchetti as they look for a revival and change in fortunes.

With Edwards employed on a permanent basis until the end of the season there is a possibility this could create some, although tenuous, stability.

Edwards knows the club he is managing and will hope to put an end to the constant chopping and changing that the Orient faithful have become used to under the ownership of Becchetti.


The London outfit face arguably their trickiest test of this season as they face in-form Doncaster away at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Despite the poor form at home, Leyton Orient are much stronger away from The Matchroom Stadium as the O’s have won four away games in eight matches this season – two wins from their last two away ties.

However, with Doncaster unbeaten at home in the league since March, Orient fans will likely to be pessimistic coming into the clash this Saturday.