Leyton Orient director of football Martin Ling has signed a new two-year contract at the club.

Ling, who played more than 150 games for the club during his career and had a spell as manager between 2003 and 2009, returned to the Breyer Group Stadium in 2017 to assume his current role.

The 52-year-old has acted as a link between the board and football side of the club and also played a part in the appointment of Ross Embleton as the club’s interim head coach last week.

Chairman Nigel Travis told the club’s website: “Martin has done an amazing job in the last two years, not only building a strong coaching staff and playing squad that gained promotion, but handling a very difficult academy situation in a highly professional manner, as well as supporting the growth of our camp and college programmes. We are delighted that he has extended his contract with us.”