Ling takes the university challenge again!

FORMER Orient manager Martin Ling has returned to the managerial hot-seat at Cambridge United. The ex-O s boss quit after nine days in charge at the Abbey and cited irreconcilable differences with club chairman George Rolls. But when Rolls stood down the

FORMER Orient manager Martin Ling has returned to the managerial hot-seat at Cambridge United.

The ex-O's boss quit after nine days in charge at the Abbey and cited irreconcilable differences with club chairman George Rolls.

But when Rolls stood down the day after Ling's departure, it left the way clear for the O's boss to return last week.

Ling told the Recorder: "I wouldn't have signed the orginial contract if I knew what was going on.

"I'm not going to dig the dirt about what went on, the process wasn't right, so that's why I walked out.

"I've been in the game 27 years and I wouldn't walk away from a commitment, unless it wasn't right and I wouldn't have come back under the same situation as was here previously."

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Ling took the Cambridge players for training again last Thursday and the team responded by coming back from 2-0 down to beat Chester City 4-2 on Saturday.

"The aim for the season is to do the best we possibly can and over-achieve with this playing budget," he said.

The ex-O's boss has signed a three-year deal and admits it will be a long job.

"I'll be trying to beg, borrow and steal a few players in the loan market," he said.