Search

Liverani launches scathing attack on O’s players after heavy home defeat

18:24 31 January 2015

O

O's boss Fabio Liverani. Pic: Simon O'Connor

Simon O'Connor Photography

Manager reflects on 4-1 home loss to Scunthorpe United.

Leyton Orient boss Fabio Liverani launched a scathing attack on his players after their 4-1 home loss to Scunthorpe United.

Tom Hopper’s brace and one each for Liam O’Neil and Gary McSheffrey saw the Iron inflict the O’s to their heaviest defeat of the season, with Darius Henderson’s penalty proving to be a mere consolation.

And Liverani admits things will have to change dramatically if Orient are to avoid relegation after overseeing his worst game since taking charge at Brisbane Road.

“This is the worst game since I have been in charge. I saw a team without guts, heart, courage or anything,” said Liverani.

“Since I have arrived I have heard a lot of players moaning. There is always someone to have a say on everything, but then it is not shown on the pitch.

“From now on, things are changing. There is no more day off during the week and double training during the week.

And while people may call for changes once again at the O’s, Liverani admits he won’t be walking away from this challenge, even if it ends in relegation.

“I am not leaving a sinking boat and I will never resign from a job,” he added.

“I never ask the players to play for me. The players are mature enough to play for themselves and for the club.

“I spoke to the president during the week as well and I want to be clear about one thing – We are not changing and if we sink, we sink together with the players and the staff at the end of the season.

With the transfer deadline looming, he added: “We will see who we will bring in, but all the players that are here since July are responsible for this situation. They will stay here until the end of the season.”

Mauro Milanese parted ways with the club during the week, and the O’s Italian boss believed there was issues between Milanese and president Francesco Becchetti.

“He had some serious issues with the chairman, not related to the squad,” he remarked.

“I do not know the details. There are issues between the chairman and Mauro Milanese.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham Sports News

Yesterday, 21:35
The Essex squad pose in their NatWest T20 Blast kit at Chelmsford (pic: PA)

Rain cannot dampen Ravi’s mood too much

Nick Browne
Yesterday, 15:00
Leyton Orient captain Robbie Weir knocks the ball forward against Charlton Athletic. Pic: TIM REDER

Ex-Burton Albion midfielder believes the O’s fitness levels are nearly where they should be ahead of Gillingham friendly

Armand Gnanduillet
Yesterday, 11:00
Leyton Orient assistant manager Andy Edwards. Pic: SIMON O'CONNOR

East Londoners nearly have two senior players for every position with just over a week to go until new league campaign kicks-off

Sandro Semedo
Yesterday, 09:00
London Bari face the camera during the 2015/16 Essex Senior League campaign

East Londoners have to wait until Tuesday to begin their league campaign

Essex Senior League

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more
£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now