• By Charlie Stong

Jobi McAnuff appointed interim manager of Leyton Orient




Veteran midfielder Jobi McAnuff has been appointed interim manager of Leyton Orient.

The 39-year-old, who has made more than 150 appearances for the O’s, takes over following the sacking of Ross Embleton, who had presided over a run of seven games without a win – culminating in Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat by Tranmere Rovers.

Orient Chairman Nigel Travis said: “Jobi is a natural leader and someone we feel has got what it takes to make a top class manager.

“As a club we feel that the play-offs are still within reach for this season and we have made that clear to Jobi, who understands and agrees with us that it should remain our focus and target.

His appointment gives us a degree of continuity but also a fresh approach for the final third of the season.”

McAnuff, whose completion of his UEFA A License, has been delayed due to Covid-19, will work with the club’s existing coaching staff of Danny Senda, Dean Brill and Matt Harrold.