Leyton Orient manager Omer Riza revealed he will "re-apply for the role of first team manager" after meeting with Martin Ling and Marshall Taylor.

Riza took over from Danny Webb and was the fifth manager in charge during the O's turbulent 2016/17 season.

The 37-year-old has been busy preparing for the pre-season as well as talking with potential players.

However, after releasing a statement on social media he stated he was "invited to re-apply for one of three roles."

The statement read in full: "Today I met with the new Director of Football, Martin Ling and temporarily appointed CEO, Marshall Taylor.

"Firstly, I would like to wish them all the best in their roles at Leyton Orient F.C.

"It is with great disappointment that this meeting did not involve any offer of a position for me within the club. I was thanked for all my hard work, and invited to re-apply for one of three roles available at the club.

"It is my understanding these positions will be filled in the near future. I have worked tirelessly over the off season to make sure that whatever the fate of the club, the team was handed over in the best possible condition.

"Pre-season friendlies were arranged by me, and I can confirm the new Director of Football will endeavour to keep these in place.

"I am thankful to all the staff and coaches at Leyton Orient F.C, especially to my first team staff. They helped make an extremely difficult task one I will never forget.

"I would like to thank all the players, especially the younger ones, who I have had the honour of working with over the course of two years, for the achievements they have accomplished.

"I have made the decision to re-apply for the role of first team manager.

"My decision is based on the support, passion and drive shown by the players, the staff and the fans.

"I have indicated to them one other role that I would be happy to fill.

"This role would enable me to ensure and continue the development and progression of our youth through the ranks at Leyton Orient F.C, to safeguard the club's future.

"I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to the fans for the support they have shown me - it has been a pleasure."

Ling was appointed yesterday in his new role, returning to the club for the first time in nine years.