Williams decides his future

LEYTON ORIENT manager Geraint Williams, whose short-term contract is about to expire, will be staying with the club next season. Williams and his assistant Kevin Nugent, have agreed new deals, and will look to build on the recent success they have achieve

LEYTON ORIENT manager Geraint Williams, whose short-term contract is about to expire, will be staying with the club next season.

Williams and his assistant Kevin Nugent, have agreed new deals, and will look to build on the recent success they have achieved.

Since taking over from Martin Ling in February, Williams has guided the club out of the relegation zone with nine victories from 16 games and their League One future was assured with three games left to play.

The O's boss has continually refused to discuss his future after guiding Orient to safety, but has finally agreed to sign a new one-year deal.


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With 18 of the current 28-strong squad on contracts that run out at the end of the season, it was vital that Williams' future was settled as O's look to rebuild during the summer.

With just one game left to play, time was starting to run out with so much work to be done behind the scenes during the next few weeks.

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But Williams, who still has hopes of managing in the Championship, committed himself to the club and said: "I have been thoroughly impressed with what I've seen at Leyton Orient and I'm delighted to renew my contract.

"We achieved the aim of staying in this division for next season and we'll be working hard to build on that.

"We'll lay down our plans for pre-season and hit the ground running for 2009/10.

O's chairman Barry Hearn added: "We're delighted George and Kevin have agreed to stay with us and continue the good work they have started over recent months.

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