Leyton Orient appoint Justin Edinburgh as their new head coach
Last Updated: 29/11/17 6:49pm
National League Leyton Orient have appointed former Gillingham and Northampton manager Justin Edinburgh as their new head coach.
The former Tottenham defender, 47, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Brisbane Road to replace Steve Davis, who was axed on November 14.
Edinburgh had been out of work since leaving Northampton in August after seven months in charge.
Orient's director of football Martin Ling told the club website: "We built up a criteria for a head coach and Justin ticked all of the boxes,"
"He has experience in the National League, which I feel is of huge importance, but also enjoyed success in this division by achieving promotion with Newport. We feel we have got the right man."
Orient are 20th in the standings, three points clear of the relegation zone.