The East London Guardian Series understands Leyton Orient manager Danny Webb has sensationally walked away from the club, in another blow to its Football League survival. 

His departure comes just days after he spoke about aiming to secure a future for E10 side club next season after Saturday's 3-0 loss to Crawley Town.

The O's sit bottom of League Two with 32 points, less than three years after they were a penalty shoot-out away from the Championship in 2014.

Webb took over the manager's role in January after Andy Edwards departed the club for a coaching role at the FA.

Since then, Orient have been issued with a winding-up order on March 1 over an unpaid tax bill from HMRC believed to be between £125,000-£250,000.

Francesco Becchetti has since paid the bill - but other creditors, including Waltham Forest Council, Central Events Management and the club's official photographer have now taken over the petition. 

In what would be his final interview, the 33-year-old gave an honest account of the affairs at Orient last weekend and stated he was seeking assurance from the Italian.

He said: "I am out of contract at the end of the season. What is frustrating is that I am trying to think ahead for the club in the future - but I am not guaranteed to be here.

“If I was on a six-year contract and on silly money, I’d go 'that’s alright, I’ll just keep reading from the script each week', but I am not.

“I have put my guts on the line, knowing that you are going to have a hell of a lot more defeats than wins.

“Everyone was excited after the win at Newport County, and I could see it was great, but knew there would be a lot of days like these (Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Crawley) to come and looking at the bigger picture for next season.

“We have to be careful that over those six weeks there is not a lot more negativity. We have to stay a little positive, keep it that way to a degree, so we start next season with more of an up than a downer.”

Webb is Orient's fourth manager to have left during the 2016/17 season. 

Andy Hessenthaler began the season in charge but was sacked in September before Alberto Cavasin followed two months later, and Edwards departed in January.