Barry Hearn has made a return to Leyton Orient taking back up his honorary president role.

He resigned back in March when former owner Francesco Becchetti was in charge as he felt he could not be associated with someone who did not pay their loyal members of staff.

The 69-year-old also agreed for his promotions company Matchroom Sport to sponsor all the youth teams for the 2017/18 season.

Hearn served as the chairman of the E10 club for 19 years between 1995 and 2014 in which they gained an automatic promotion from League Two in 2006.

Speaking to the club website he sai: "In keeping with the rest of Leyton Orient, I am looking forward to it. I have always been a fan and right now I couldn’t be any happier for Orient as a Club. Nigel Travis has come in with his group and I really believe they are the right people. 

“I was absolutely delighted to say yes when Nigel asked if I would come back as Honorary President. I think it is another statement of how well Nigel and his team have started to turn this Club around already. There is a long way to go but the moves are looking good and they are doing the right things.

“This is the dawn of a new era, and Matchroom Sport decided today that we are going to sponsor all the youth teams exclusively. That is a beginning of showing that the ethos of the community still burns brightly, but I also have my personal belief that this Club can be built on local kids coming through our youth team in the future.”

Hearn is the latest good news to come out of Brisbane Road with the likes of Matt Porter and Martin Ling also returning under the ownership of Nigel Travis and Kent Teague.