Alberto Cavasin lays out his Leyton Orient mandate

Alberto Cavasin lays out his Leyton Orient mandate

New Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin has promised his side will play with passion as he prepares for his first game in English football.

The 60-year-old Italian was appointed by the Sky Bet League Two club on a two-year deal on Sunday following last week's sacking of Andy Hessenthaler.

Cavasin, who has taken charge of numerous Italian clubs including Fiorentina and Sampdoria, has never managed outside his home country.

"I have spent a lot of time studying our team and I have also had some time to look at the quality of this league, which is a very physical one," he told "There is a strong squad here and I feel we have a good base on which to build on.

"I have had a career in Italy as both a player and a manager but now I am starting a new adventure here in England. It is an exciting new experience and I am very motivated to succeed.

"It is important we repay that support with success on the pitch, and with the fans' backing hopefully we can achieve our targets. I guarantee the team will play with passion and give everything out on the pitch."

Cavasin is Orient's sixth permanent manager - including fellow Italians Mauro Milanese and Fabio Liverani - since Russell Slade left Brisbane Road two years ago.

He will begin his tenure at Southend in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday evening before his 18th-placed side host Portsmouth in the league on Saturday.