Marijo Tot, a former assistant to Slaven Bilic, is among the applicants for the vacant job at Leyton Orient, we understand.

Tot has had a number of spells with the former West Ham United boss, including with the Croatia national team and at Saudi Premier League side Al-Ittihad.

The 47-year-old was asked by Bilic to join him at his current job with West Bromwich Albion in the Championship, but made the decision that he no longer wanted to be an assistant, instead opting to continue his own management career.

Croatian Tot has had spells as a head coach in both China and Malaysia as well as in his homeland, which included a brief stint in charge of the country's most successful domestic team, Dinamo Zagreb.

The management position at Leyton Orient became available last week when interim head coach Ross Embleton made the decision to revert to his previous role of assistant coach, which he held under Justin Edinburgh.

Edinburgh passed away in June this year, leaving Embleton to step into the role temporarily upon Orient's return to League Two.

The O's travel to Northampton Town this weekend, another of Edinburgh's former clubs, looking for their first league win since August.