League Two strugglers Leyton Orient sack manager Kenny Jackett

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League Two strugglers Leyton Orient sack manager Kenny Jackett after scoring just one goal in nine-match winless streak

  • Leyton Orient have parted company with Kenny Jackett after just nine months
  • The 60-year-old was sacked after Tuesday’s 2-0 home defeat by Bristol Rovers
  • Orient had collected only two points from their last 10 games in League Two


Leyton Orient have parted company with manager Kenny Jackett after just nine months following a 2-0 defeat to Bristol Rovers, the Sky Bet League Two club have announced.

Goals from Antony Evans and Aaron Collins meant Orient had collected only two points from their last 10 games to slide into a relegation battle, and only managed one goal in their last nine league matches.

‘The club can confirm that it has parted company with manager Kenny Jackett with immediate effect,’ read a statement.

Leyton Orient have parted company with manager Kenny Jackett after just nine months

Leyton Orient have parted company with manager Kenny Jackett after just nine months

‘Assistant manager Joe Gallen, who joined the club with Kenny Jackett in the summer, will also depart his role.

‘We would like to place on record our thanks to Kenny and Joe, and wish them all the best for the future.

‘Further details regarding who will take temporary control of first-team affairs will be communicated in due course.’

Former Swansea, Millwall, Wolves and Portsmouth boss Jackett did face the media after the home defeat and rued a number of missed chances that cost his side.

‘We had chances in both halves,’ he said. ‘We had chances in the first half to take the lead and then we created further chances in the second half and we needed one of them to go in to get ourselves back in the game. We were getting into good positions without getting the goal we needed.

‘I also thought we had a couple of good shouts for a penalties turned down, one in each half. Despite all our efforts, things didn’t go our way.

‘We had a poor period in the first half when we conceded the two goals. In the second half, we had a good spell and had a good go and we needed a goal then to get ourselves back into it. We were just unable to finish off those chances. We needed to capitalise on those opportunities.’

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