French polisher wrote:He has not given up on Orient. Just away taking extended holiday on Caribbean Islands. Evidence will be his sun tan when he returns in March.
Scuba Diver wrote:Probably a mixture of most of those things.
He's dived in, wasted loads of cash on overpaid players, and installed underlings who are incompetent (Milanese, Gagliardi), all at further cost.
Probably then realised it took Hearn 20 years just to get us into the L1 play-off places. No doubt banked on an instant return to L1 after relegation; didn't happen.
Now got a disgruntled fanbase; and a poor team at the wrong end of L2.
If it was a plaything, he's probably tired of it. If he optimistically thought he could make quick cash; he's no longer under that hopeful illusion.
Jeepster wrote:We don't know for sure he has given up yet. Though all the indicators (staying away, not talking to the gaffer directly, no funds for new recruits, even less comms from him & the minions than before, other businesses dead ducks) suggest he probably has.
jamie9456 wrote:Combination I reckon. The brexit one is interesting and sort of went under the radar with everything else happening. He may have realised he soon wouldn't be able to bring in any Rob specials so has decided to pack it in!
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