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Leyton Orient in crisis as they face mass exodus

League One Leyton Orient are in crisis under manager Fabio Liverani.

The London Evening Standard says since the takeover by Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti, who bought Barry Hearn's stake in the club last summer, morale at Orient has sunk rapidly.

An Orient source declared: "So many people on and off the pitch want to leave. The manager, Fabio Liverani, appears to be so far out of his depth. The players often don't know the team until 1.30pm on match day and they feel not enough work is done on team shape.

"The team talks are done in Italian and the goalkeeping coach [Rob Gagliardi] acts as translator. But in the game at Colchester last month, the players ended up doing their own team talk in the tunnel. They decided amongst themselves which opponents they would each mark at set pieces. It's obvious that's never going to work and it was no surprise they lost the game 2-0."

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