HEARN: OWNERS NEED TO LEARN FROM MISTAKES
WITH as many wins as managers this season heading into the weekend, it hasn’t been smooth sailing at Leyton Orient.
But former chairman Barry Hearn believes things are finally looking up and that O’s fans must remain patient with the new owner.
Hearn sold the club to Francesco Becchetti in the summer and Russell Slade, Kevin Nugent, Mauro Milanese and current boss Fabio Liverani have all held the reins at some point since.
But the 66-year-old insists Becchetti and co. have now come to grips with how things work at Orient.
“I think it is a learning curve they have got to go through and they have got to adjust their thinking as they go forward,” said Hearn.
“We should just wish them luck, watch and maintain our support for the club. There are disappointing results at the moment but there are signs that perhaps the worst is over.
“We all make mistakes in life and we all take time to learn what community football is all about.
“I made millions of mistakes when I started with Orient and I learnt from them.
“The new owners are genuine people who have bought the club, but clearly they have got a lot to learn as well.”