Matt Porter has made an emotional return to Leyton Orient as he joins the O’s board of directors.

Porter became the youngest Chief Executive Officer in English football when appointed in 2006 under former owner Barry Hearn, staying in the role for eight years.

Having been a long-life fan at E10 Porter felt the decision was a no brainer when asked to return by new chairman Nigel Travis.

When speaking to the East London Guardian Series about what it felt like to return and what his new role entails he said: “I am over the moon to be back on the board. It’s exciting to be part of the rebirth of the Club.

“I have been speaking to Nigel about this for a few months now.

“He was very keen for me to be involved and I am delighted to come back and help get the Club going again.

“I didn’t leave in the nicest of circumstances back in September 2014 so it’s nice to have the opportunity to put that right.”

Martin Ling was appointed as Director of Football in what was another favoured move by the O’s faithful.

The former O’s boss expressed it may take some time to rebuild and to also hire the correct coaching staff.

This is something the Professional Darts Corporation Chief Executive agreed with and felt the 50-year-old was correct man for the job.

“We have to get it right. It’s important to take your time and get the right people rather than just rush in to bringing in whoever is available,” he stated.

“Nigel knew Martin a little bit in the past when he was here before at the club and I introduced them a few weeks ago.

“They got on really well and what he can bring to the club in terms of experience works because Nigel and Kent (Teague) are based in America.

“It is the right club for Martin and the right role for him.”

And while the Orient fans are delighted with a new ownership, stability is key.

Some fans admitted on social media they would even be happy with a mid-table finish.

“The fans are correct for saying that. The club needs to be stable and we are going to be open with them all about what we do and how we do it.

“The message we heard from them was We Want our club back and it’s great that this consortium is able to deliver that for them.

“We cannot under estimate the National League.

“It could take two or three years to get out of the National League.

“The club now needs a period of stability in order to rebuild.”

Speaking to the club website he added: “I’ve been really flattered by the messages from fans on Twitter asking me to return as CEO.

“Although that isn’t the position I am returning as, Im on hand to for both Marshall and whoever is recruited long-term to impart as much experience and knowledge of the club as is needed. ”

Porter adds considerable experience to the board and the club website also revealed further appointments to the board will be announced in due course.

Season ticket prices have also been released as the new owners prepare for the 2017/18 season.