Steve Davis has broken his silence on his dismissal as Leyton Orient manager – taking the chance to wish the club the best for the future.

A dismal run of form, which saw the O’s embark on an 11 game National League winless streak at the start of September, inevitably led to Davis’ departure this morning.

Davis took the chance to thank those who brought him to the club, and admitted he is disappointed to leave E10.

“I wish the club every success in the future and hope it can achieve promotion back to the Football League,” Davis told the Orient website.

“It is with regret that I write this statement, but I wanted to take this opportunity at a difficult time personally to thank Kent [Teague], Nigel [Travis] and Martin [Ling] for the chance to help build the foundations at the club under their stewardship.”

Davis’ time in charge has been one which began with hope and concluded in desperation as a strong start to the campaign soon fell away.

The O’s were second after eight games but he departs Brisbane Road with them just three points above the drop zone in 19th.

Regardless, Davis was quick to thank his backroom staff and players for their commitment during his short-lived tenure.

“Thanks to my staff who worked tirelessly to provide professional and dedicated support trying to turn results around following a positive start to the season,” he said.

“To the players for their effort and enthusiasm every day on the training ground and finally, to the supporters who have helped make my stay in east London very enjoyable.

“I have met some great characters whom I will never forget for their friendliness and support towards me during my stay.”