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Leyton Orient's Italian owner sacks another manager

League Two side Leyton Orient have sacked manager Alberto Cavasin following a run of eight defeats in 10 games in all compe­titions.

The 60-year-old Italian was only appointed by the O's, who are 22nd in the table, on 2 October.

Cavasin was the eighth man to take charge of Orient since the club were bought by Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti in the summer of 2014.

Assistant boss Andy Edwards has been put in charge to the end of the season.

Edwards, 45, had a two-game spell as caretaker manager earlier this season before Cavasin took charge and he will be assisted by Danny Webb.

Cavasin had never managed in England before his appointment by the O's and his appointment came five years after he left Sampdoria following their relegation from Italy's Serie A in 2011.

After losing 1-0 to Exeter on Tuesday, Orient became just the second side in Football League history to lose nine of their first 10 home league games in a season, matching Newport's run in 1970-71.

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