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Leyton Orient assistant head coach signs on for three more years

Paul Terry will join head coach Richie Wellens in training the ‘O’s’ until the summer of 2027, reports Rana Rastegari

Leyton Orient stadium on Brisbane Road, inset: Paul Terry (Credit: Leyton Orient)

Assistant head coach Paul Terry has signed a three-year contract with Leyton Orient.

The 45-year-old will join head coach Richie Wellens in training the O’s until the summer of 2027.

Terry stated: “This was such an easy decision for me and I’m very happy that the contract is now signed. I love working with the gaffer and the rest of the staff and we have enjoyed some great success in the last couple of years.”

Terry returned to the club as a member of the coaching staff in March 2022 and has made 81 appearances for Orient throughout his career.

He continued to say: “Last season was a good one for us. To finish in the top half in our first season back in League One was very encouraging and, if anything, we were a bit disappointed in the end that we didn’t finish higher. Now I’m excited to get back to work and to start our preparations for the new season.”

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Martin Ling, the club’s director of football, said: “Securing the long-term future of our management team was a real priority for us this summer, so I’m very pleased that Richie and now PT have both signed new contracts.”

He added: “PT is a great coach and his day-to-day skills on the training ground help to bring out the best in Richie. They work very well together, which has been proved by the progress that we have made on the pitch since they joined the club.”

Prior to joining the coaching staff in 2022, Terry worked with Wellens at Oldham Athletic.

Ling continued: “I’m very pleased that, like me, PT has signed his new deal. He is someone that I have complete trust in and he has been a huge part of the success that we have had since we joined the club.”

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