Joe Gallen has linked up with Leyton Orient boss Kenny Jackett for the fifth time after accepting the role of assistant manager, the League Two club has announced.

Jackett, who replaced Jobi McAnuff at the Breyer Group Stadium, has turned to a trusted ally once again with the pair having worked together most recently at Portsmouth.

Jackett told the club’s official website: “He’s very strong on the training ground and is a great complement to myself. He’s very good with the players, and getting the best out of them, which is a big thing.

“He’s vastly experienced, and the backroom staff is a vital cog – it gives the club, and the team, stability and structure. Things that you need to build a platform on.”

Gallen, who will replace departing assistant head coach Danny Senda, added: “I’m very pleased to be here, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for me to come in with Kenny. On the back of a solid season for the club last year, we’re looking to improve upon that.

“Kenny is a highly experienced manager, and I’ve worked with him on a number of occasions. We have a clear working relationship where I know exactly what he wants and requires from the players, and I’m the link between him and the players.”

Also linking up with Jackett again is new goalkeeping coach Simon Royce, who worked with the head coach at QPR.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to join an ambitious club and work with people I know from my playing days in Kenny Jackett and Joe Gallen,” said Royce.

“Kenny is straight down the line and knows the game inside out. He wants everything done right and is a very organised person; his record now speaks for itself, and I think it’s a great coup for the club. We need to hit the ground running; it’s helped me by knowing a couple of the staff. We’re coming together and the setup is brilliant.”