Steve Davis didn't last long at Leyton Orient
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Davis was only appointed in July after a consortium led by Nigel Travis, the chief executive of Dunkin Donuts, took over the club following their relegation from League Two.
But the Orient board have decided to make a swift change after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Ebbsfleet left the club 19th in the National League and without a win in 11 matches.
A statement from chairman Travis read: “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.”