Leyton Orient's chief scout and goalkeeping coach, Kevin Dearden, has resigned due to personal reasons.

A short statement on the club's website confirmed the former goalkeeper had stepped down from his position.

It read: "Leyton Orient have reluctantly accepted the resignation of goalkeeper coach and chief scout Kevin Dearden.

"Dearden first joined the club in 2007 on a part-time basis and made the move to a full-time role at the O’s in the summer of 2008.

"He has now stepped down from his role due to personal reasons and the club would like to thank him for all his work and wish him the best for the future."

The 44-year-old enjoyed a lengthy playing career which began at Tottenham Hotspur and saw him play more than 200 games for Brentford and also reach treble figures at Torquay United.

Previously on the coaching staff at Brentford, Millwall, Luton and Stevenage, Dearden also fulfilled the role of assistant caretaker at Brisbane Road following Martin Ling's departure in January 2009.