Leyton Orient have confirmed the appointment of Alessandro Angelieri as the club's new chief executive and Mauro Milanese as sporting director

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Leyton Orient have appointed Alessandro Angelieri as the club's new chief executive, whilst Mauro Milanese will take up the role of sporting director.

Angelieri, has previously been head of an Italian broadcasting company, succeeds Matt Porter, who stepped down from his role following Francesco Becchetti's takeover of the club.

As chief executive, Angelieri will be in control of the off-the-field running of the football club.

The appointment of Milanese as sporting director had been expected, with the former Internazionale and QPR defender, who retired from playing in 2009, stepping into a newly-created role.

Milanese, 42, assumed the title of sporting director at his last club, Varese, in 2011 and will act as a bridge between Russell Slade, his coaching staff and Becchetti.

Speaking of the potential appointment of Milanese earlier in the month, Becchetti said: "He has his trainer and sports director licence as he was one in Italy [at Varese]. He has a great desire to work in London and England."

"Many people involved in football in Italy wish to work in England but they are half way along their professional career and don't want to leave what they have already achieved. 

Becchetti continued: "But I see Mauro very excited about this challenge and we spent part of the night together as well. He will probably be the sporting director who will support us daily and Russell Slade.

"I believe the experience he can bring to us is enormous. He played with Ronaldo, Andrea Pirlo and Alvaro Recoba."

A statement on the club's website confirmed further appointments the O's board would be announced in due course.

 

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