Former West Ham coach handed top job at Orient

first_img Ian Hendon 1 Leyton Orient have appointed former captain Ian Hendon as their new manager.Hendon succeeds Fabio Liverani after the Italian left the position following the club’s relegation from League One.The 43-year-old, who made 130 league appearances for the Os between 1993 and 1997, will officially take up the role on July 1.“Orient is a club that means a great deal to me – I hope that fans will remember the commitment I showed as a player, and know they can expect the same dedication from me as head coach,” he told www.leytonorient.com.Hendon has previous managerial experience at Dover and Barnet and has most recently been working as first-team coach at West Ham under Sam Allardyce.He added: “I’ve got a lot of experience of the lower leagues, having played at every level during my career and worked in League Two as player/manager, but having spent a few years working in the Premier League I have learnt a huge amount that will stand me in good stead for this new challenge.“I hope to be able to bring some stability to the club and help rebuild after the disappointment of last season. Promotion is the priority, but reconnecting with the fans is also important. Having met the president, I was impressed with his own long-term plans for the club, and I can’t wait to get started.”last_img

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