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Leyton Orient down to nine men after 14 minutes

League Two Leyton Orient followed up the sacking of manager Andy Hessenthaler on Monday by having two men dismissed in the opening 14 minutes on Tuesday against Plymouth.

First James Weir was sent off in the opening minute, before Jens Janse was given his marching orders on his debut.

To add insult, Orient were always 1-0 down thanks to a James Spencer strike.

Leyton Orient sack boss Hessenthaler

Andy Hessenthaler is out of work. Credit: PA

League Two Leyton Orient have sacked manager Andy Hessenthaler, it has been confirmed.

The former Gillingham boss has left Brisbane Road following his side's 3-1 loss to Notts County on Saturday, which left the club sitting in 14th place in the league.

The club can confirm that Andy Hessenthaler has been relieved of his role as first team manager.

We would like to thank Andy for his service to Leyton Orient since arriving in July 2015 and wish him well in his future career.

Assistant manager Andy Edwards will be assuming Hessenthaler’s duties on an interim basis and will take charge of the team for tomorrow’s night’s Sky Bet League Two home game with Plymouth Argyle.

– Leyton Orient

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Leyton Orient to name former West Ham man as boss

Kevin Nolan has no managerial experience. Credit: PA

League Two Leyton Orient are expected to name former Newcastle and West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan as their new player-manager.

The 34-year-old midfielder has been without a club since leaving Upton Park last year. At one point he looked like he would sign as a player at Brisbane Road, but a deal was never completed.

This will be Nolan's first foray into management.

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FA charge Leyton Orient president for kick

Brisbane Road has had an interesting recent past. Credit: PA

The Football Association have charged Leyton Orient president Francesco Becchetti with misconduct following an incident at end of the game with Portsmouth.

Italian Becchetti is accused of kicking Orient assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler after the London's club's 3-2 win.

Francesco Becchetti has been charged for misconduct following Leyton Orient's game against Portsmouth on 26 December 2015.

It is alleged that his behaviour at the end of the fixture amounts to violent and/or improper conduct.

He has until 6pm on 4 January 2016 to respond to the charge.

– FA statement
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