Andy Hessenthaler the first Football League manager sacked, with Edwards expected to replace him quickly
Leyton Orient have become the first FL92 club to sack their manager, with Andy Hessenthaler getting his P45 on Monday morning after the League Two side’s slow start to the campaign.
The London side sit fourteenth in the table after amassing eleven points from nine games, with the owners deciding that a change was required and it appears that Andy Edwards has a strong chance of taking the reins.
BetVictor offer 4/5 about the assistant manager being promoted from within, with the 45-year-old having previously been youth team manager and Academy Director.
Edwards was previously a central defender for clubs such as Peterborough United and Southend, although a lack of managerial experience might count against him for this vacant role, especially if the team don’t go too well over the next few games.
Steve Evans is a 6/1 chance and the former Rotherham boss might jump at the chance to get back into management, with Richard Thomas available at 8/1 and the same price is on offer for Andy Scott.
Billy Davies and John Hughes are both 16/1 chances, with Steven Pressley also a free agent and the Scot is a 14/1 poke, while Paul Ince is 16/1 although Orient’s board are notoriously difficult to deal with.
Former Dover and Gillingham boss Hessenthaler was the seventh Orient manager since Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti bought the east London club in the summer of 2014.
Kevin Nolan was the former incumbent although his role as player-manager was swiftly changed to simply being part of the playing squad, with the ex-Bolton midfielder struggling to get the sort of results that would have seen Orient in the promotion mix.