Cavasin installed as Orient boss

Former Sampdoria boss Alberto Cavasin has taken over as Leyton Orient manager.

The 60-year-old Italian, who has signed a two-year-contract, succeeds Andy Hessenthaler and is Orient’s eighth manager since Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti bought the club in 2014.

“I have enough knowledge of the squad but a bit less about the championship [League Two],” Cavasin told Orient’s website.

“But this kind of football is perfect for my way [of playing] and my ideas. At the moment I don’t know the language but it is a great opportunity.”

Andy Edwards took interim charge when Hessenthaler’s five-month reign ended late last month.

Edwards has reverted back to his previous role of assistant boss.