HITC Sport understands Martin Allen, Graham Westley and Daryl McMahon are contenders for the Leyton Orient job.

Martin Allen, Graham Westley and Daryl McMahon are under consideration for the vacant manager’s job at Leyton Orient, HITC Sport understands.

Orient are searching for a new head coach after interim head coach Ross Embleton decided to step down from his position to revert back to his former role of assistant coach.

Embleton was named interim head coach in June shortly after the death of manager Justin Edinburgh.

The 37-year-old has guided Leyton Orient to three wins from their opening 12 games in all competitions this season, but he is ready to give up his role to become assistant manager again.

A number of names have been linked with the vacancy at Brisbane Road and out of work duo Allen and Westley and Macclesfield boss McMahon are thought to be in the frame.

Experienced manager Allen has been out of work since leaving Chesterfield last December, while the well-travelled Westley has been out of management since being sacked by Barnet in March 2018

McMahon, who only took charge at Macclesfield in August replacing Sol Campbell, has past connections at Orient having played for the club for three seasons between 2004 to 2007 and the 35-year-old is highly regarded in coaching circles.

Orient are currently conducting interviews with all candidates and they hope to make an appointment early next month.

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