Leyton Orient are not expected to bring in an immediate replacement for Mauro Milanese after the sporting director left the club on Monday.

The Italian’s departure is understood to be primarily based on increasingly conflicting views on transfer policy with manager Fabio Liverani.

The Guardian Series contacted the club asking if Milanese had resigned or been sacked and if they were planning to bring in a new sporting director but Orient failed to answer these questions.

Speaking earlier this month, chief executive Alessandro Angelieri said: “The only thing I would like to put across is to apologise with all the press because I have not been that communicative. But the language barrier was the only reason. Now I’m willing to be more open with the press and want to engage more in that side of the business.”

It is believed the relationship between Milanese and Liverani, who briefly played together at Perugia, was strained in recent weeks and this has led to his exit after just seven months in the job.

Milanese was understood to have been responsible in bringing Swansea City winger Ryan Hedges to the club but his arrival was not communicated to the O’s manager during the build-up to the Preston North End match earlier this month.

It is also thought Milanese gave permission for Mathieu Baudry to join Peterborough United on loan but this was overturned by Liverani after he wanted to keep the defender at Brisbane Road.

Centre-back Baudry trained with Darren Ferguson’s side last week but will now stay at Orient despite not starting a game since November’s FA Cup defeat at Oldham Athletic.

Owner Francesco Becchetti attended Saturday’s defeat at Colchester United and may have decided a change was needed with his team struggling to avoid relegation.

Former QPR defender Milanese joined the club last summer but temporarily took charge of the side in October after replacing Russell Slade and Kevin Nugent.

Milanese won two of his eight games in charge before Liverani was brought in and he reverted back to his sporting director role.

It was widely known Milanese was reluctant to take the managerial position and had no ambitions to replace Russell Slade.

The Italian was renowned for his frank openness, having frequently criticised players publicly during conversations with supporters whilst travelling to and from away matches.

This is understood to have angered some members of the squad and his departure is unlikely to be met with too much sadness in certain quarters at Brisbane Road.