Leyton Orient director of football Martin Ling says the club will take their time in selecting a successor to Steve Davis.

In the wake of a dire start to the campaign, which has seen the O’s fail to win any of their last 11 National League games, Davis was relieved of his duties on Tuesday.

Ross Embleton and Dean Brill will take charge of the club in the interim while Orient put together a suitable list of candidates for the role.

That list is a growing one, and Ling has stressed the importance of ensuring Orient cover every base before appointing a new head coach.

“This is not a decision we want to rush, and we are currently in the phase of receiving a whirlwind of emails and phone calls with people showing their interest in the position,” Ling told the O’s website.

“At this moment in time that list is continuously growing, but after a few more days we will be at the stage where every interested name will be in our thought process.

“I am not going to put a timescale on the next appointment, but we will most certainly do our due diligence and look to see where we may have made any mistakes in the previous appointment.”

While the buck, of course, stops with Davis, Ling accepts that he and the Orient board must take their fair share of the blame for the O’s poor start to the season.

He is determined to avoid doing the same with the Brisbane Road club’s next head coach.

“As in any walk of life, you have got to look in the mirror and see where we are held responsible rather than passing the blame over to somebody else,” he said.

“I am very much about the collective, and collectively we will come to the right decision by ensuring that no stone is left unturned.

“For the second time in four months we are going through this process, and I did not foresee or want this to happen.

“We have to look forward. The process will take as long as it needs to take, but it will be a person that is the right fit for the job.”

In the meantime, Ling is eager to offer as much support as possible to Embleton and Brill as they look to guide the O’s through a tricky time, starting with a clash with Dover Athletic on Saturday.

Ling has full confidence in the duo and praised Embleton’s previous body of work, which he believes will stand him in good stead.

“I’ve worked with Ross at three different clubs, and what a lot of people forget is that he has been coaching since he was 16, so for 20 years now. That is only one short of myself,” he said.

“While he has never been a manager or head coach, I have got an awful lot of confidence in him to take on the role.

“Ross will of course also be assisted by Dean Brill who will be working alongside him, but also each and every member of staff that is here.”