Steve Davis has been relieved of his duties as Leyton Orient head coach after a dire run of National League results.

The O’s are without a win in the league since September 2, a run which consists of 11 games, which has seen them fall to 19th in the table.

Ross Embleton and Dean Brill will take charge of the Brisbane Road club on an interim basis.

Having taken over after a tumultuous 2016/17 campaign, and chairman Nigel Travis thanked him for the work he has done in stabilising the O’s, but ultimately accepted results have been below expectations.

“There is no doubt results haven’t been up to the required levels over the last two months,” he told the club website.

“We showed a lot of promise in the early part of the season and unfortunately that hasn’t been sustained, so we felt it was time to make a change in order to give us the best chance of turning our fortunes around for the second half of the season.

“Steve came in to the Club at a difficult time with a shortened pre-season and a complete squad and staff rebuilding process underway.

“He worked tirelessly and professionally and we know from the players how much they enjoyed his training ground work.

“However, ultimately football is a results’ based business and whilst we knew this was going to be a challenging season, we did not expect to be so close to the bottom four at this stage.

“We thank Steve for his efforts and wish him well for the future. Our attention now turns towards ensuring that we find the right person to come in and improve our fortunes on the pitch.”

Davis was appointed Orient boss in July and enjoyed a strong start to life in E10, leading the O’s to second spot in the table after eight games.

However, he has overseen an abject run of results and his departure ultimately comes as little surprise.

Orient director Matt Porter issued a warning that results had not been of the standard required in the build-up to Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Ebbsfleet United, which proved to be Davis’ final game in charge.

Embleton and Brill’s first game at the helm comes on Saturday when the O’s take on Dover Athletic at Brisbane Road.