Kit Symons in frame for Orient job

Leyton Orient

HITC Sport understands that the former Fulham boss is in the frame for the Leyton Orient job.

Former Fulham boss Kit Symons is a contender for the vacant manager's job at League Two Leyton Orient, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Orient are searching for a new manager after Ian Hendon was axed following last weekend's home defeat to Exeter City.

Orient made a flying start to this season in League Two winning their first five games, but they have only picked up four victories in their last 21 games.

The Brisbane Road outfit sit in 11th spot in the table, just two points off the play-off places and the club have decided to act as they look to promotion hopes back on track.

A number of names have been linked with the Orient vacancy, but Welshman Symons is understood to figure highly on their wanted list.

Symons has been out of work since November after leaving Fulham following just over a year in charge at Craven Cottage.

The 44-year-old took charge at Fulham in October 2014 following the departure of Felix Magath and he helped the club secure survival in the Championship last season.

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