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Former Burnley defender Steve Davis (the first one) has this morning been sacked by National League club Leyton Orient just a few months after taking over as head coach at the newly relegated club.

After the turmoil at Brisbane Road with the previous owners, ending in a second relegation out of the Football League, Davis was recruited during the pre-season build up.

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Chairman Nigel Travis said today: “There is no doubt results haven’t been up to the required levels over the last two months. We showed a lot of promise in the early part of the season and unfortunately that hasn’t been sustained, so we felt it was time to make a change in order to give us the best chance of turning our fortunes around for the second half of the season.

“Steve came in to the Club at a difficult time with a shortened pre-season and a complete squad and staff rebuilding process underway. He worked tirelessly and professionally and we know from the players how much they enjoyed his training ground work.

“However, ultimately football is a results’ based business and whilst we knew this was going to be a challenging season, we did not expect to be so close to the bottom four at this stage.

“So, we thank Steve for his efforts and wish him well for the future. Our attention now turns towards ensuring that we find the right person to come in and improve our fortunes on the pitch.”

Davis, who was with Burnley from 1987 until 1991, joining from Crewe in a transfer part funded by the Supporters’ Club, had previously been back at Crewe as manager before losing his job last season.

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