Leyton Orient have confirmed the appointment of Justin Edinburgh as Head Coach.
Edinburgh, who most recently managed Sky Bet League One side Northampton Town and guided Newport County to promotion from the Conference in 2013, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal at the Matchroom Stadium.
Speaking on the appointment, Director of Football Martin Ling said; “We are extremely pleased to be able to welcome Justin to this Football Club. We built up a criteria for a Head Coach and Justin ticked all of the boxes.
“He has experience in the National League which I feel is of huge importance, but also enjoyed success in this division by achieving promotion with Newport. What I really liked about Justin’s CV was that he started in non-league and earned his stripes by succeeding at this level before building on that in the Football League.
“We are focussed on moving this Club forward, but the first hurdle is the most difficult in getting out of this division and that has been proven over the years with several teams that have dropped out of the Football League. Justin has overcome that first hurdle before and is someone that we know can be very productive. He has a record of pulling teams away from trouble and improving them during his tenure.”
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