In another piece of good news for Leyton Orient FC, Steve Davis has been appointed Head Coach in a two-year deal. Orient will be in experienced hands, with Davis having previously managed Northwich Victoria, Nantwich Town and Crewe Alexandra.
A determined Midlander, Birmingham born Davis started off playing with Stoke City, and played in over one hundred and forty matches with Crewe Alexandra and Burnley, before playing a hundred matches with Barnsley in Division One, resulting in their promotion to the Premier League. Davis finished up his career as a player with Cheshire clubs Macclesfield Town, Northwich Victoria and Nantwich town.
As a manager, Davis led Nantwich Town to two promotions in three seasons, and an FA Vase victory, led Crewe Alexandra to promotion from League Two and to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. By the time he left Crewe, in January, Davis was the fourth longest serving manager in the top four divisions (2011-2017).
Davis will be working alongside Leyton Orient’s assistant coach Ross Embleton, and under director of football Martin Ling, and new owner Nigel Travis, with a very clear goal of guiding the club back to the English Football League. It seems that Orient is well on track to put their nightmare behind them, and everything looks good for the coming season.