The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

LEY­TON ORI­ENT owner Francesco Bec­chetti is con­vinced he can bring suc­cess to the Match­room Sta­dium de­spite a dif­fi­cult start to his ten­ure.

The Ital­ian bought Ori­ent from Barry Hearn last sum­mer, just months af­ter they reached the play-off fi­nal, but they cur­rently lie in the League One rel­e­ga­tion zone.

The club have al­ready had four dif­fer­ent man­agers this term but Bec­chetti, who pre­vi­ously owned a na­tional ti­tlewin­ning Ital­ian vol­ley­ball team, in­sists Ori­ent are on the verge of a change of for­tunes.

“In my past sport his­tory I had great suc­cesses be­cause I never give up,” said Bec­chetti.“The rea­son why Ori­ent are not go­ing so well is be­cause we are start­ing a new era.

“With all in­vest­ment, when you start some­thing new you have to wait a lit­tle bit of time. Since I feel re­ally well here in Lon­don, I will never give up.”

Bec­chetti has backed cur­rent manager Fabio Liverani to turn it around.

“We have to give him time,” he added.

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