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Leyton Orient Manger: Richie Wellens

Previous Experience

Player Career:

Richie Wellens had 609 professional appearances in his career, scoring 41 goals from midfield. His most notable spells were when he played for Blackpool between 2000 and 2005 where he played 191 times and also during his time at Leicester City where he played a total of 129 games between 2009 and 2013, winning the clubs Player of the Year Award in 2011.

Towards the end of his playing career, Wellens returned to Doncaster rovers in 2013, who he played for between 2007 and 2009. He was then loaded out to Oldham Athletic in 2015 and from there he spent two years hopping from club to club playing for Shrewsbury Town, Salford City and Macclesfield town before finally retiring at the end of the 2016/17 season.

Managerial Career:

Richie Wellens stared his Managerial career with Oldham at the start of the 2017/18 season. In his time at Oldham, he managed 43 games winning 14, drawing 16 and lost 13 matches leading to

Oldham’s relegation from League One. Wellens left Oldham in June 2018, joining Swindon for two years from November 2018 to November 2020 where he Manged 84 games in this time with a record of 35 wins, 17 draws and 32 losses.

Wellens then left Swindon for Salford where in his five months he managed 30 games winning 11, drawing 10 and losing 9. Doncaster then appointed him as manager in the May where he had a difficult time only winning six games, drawing five and losing 15. With a win percentage of just 23% he left in the December.


Richie Wellens took over from interim manager Mathew Harrold on the 9th March 2022, replacing Harrold who had a record of two draws and two losses from his four games in charge.

Before Wellens, the most recent long-term manager was Kenny Jackett who in the 49 games he managed between the 21st March 2021 and the 22nd February 2022 won 16, drew 16 and lost 17 games. After a run of poor performance and Leyton Orient not seeing Jackett to be the right man to lead Orient into the future, a replacement was to be found.

Richie Wellens Time in Charge:

Wellens was appointed manager of Leyton Orient in March 2022 and has currently managed 43 games, with an impressive record of 25 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses, leading to Orient being top of the League Two table and in a great position to secure Orients promotion to League One.

Despite relatively poor cup runs, going out in the first round of the EFL and FA cup to Forest Green and Crewe respectively and an early exit in the Football League Trophy, Domestically Leyton Orient have performed exceptionally, partly down to the great leadership from Wellens.

Wellens, who is becoming increasing more respected as a manager, earnt the League Two Manager of the Moth Ward back-to-back in August and September and as he gains more experience is likely to push Orient to a well-deserved promotion at the end of the season.

With Wellens and Leyton Orient on great form, if it continues, there is sure to be a great partnership between club and manager and will be sure to bring success, bringing Orient back to where they want to be.

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