Leyton Orient are set to appoint Carl Fletcher as their new manager as Ross Embleton’s time as interim head-coach comes to an end.
Embleton had been in charge at the club since the passing of former O’s boss, Justin Edinburgh.
The interim manager has been in the hot seat at the club since the start of the season, and ended his stint in charge with a brilliant 3-1 victory over Walsall at Brisbane Road.
Embleton decided that he wanted to revert back to his position as assistant manager at the end of last month, which has seen the O’s step up their search for a permanent appointment.
Fletcher is the man that is set to be appointed, and he has past managerial experience when he was in the dugout at Plymouth Argyle. He had just a 24.3% win record over 70 games in charge of the club.
He’s now the Bournemouth loans manager, and handles different aspects of the youth side.
Journalist, Pete O’Rourke, has reported that Fletcher will be the man to take over at Leyton Orient.
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) October 14, 2019
It’s an interesting appointment and one that might be a stroke of genius from the club, but at this current time, I don’t think it’s the kind of boss the O’s need.
Fletcher has very little experience of being a manager, and in the time he did spend at Plymouth, his record is far from good and I’m sure that will worry Orient supporters.
It could be one the fans won’t want to see happen, and that’s the biggest concern, especially as they sit 17th in the league table, with two tough away games coming up in the next week.