Will it be Slade?
Doctor Kish has revealed that a new manager could be announced in SE7 today. Russell Slade seems the most likely nominee with the newly appointed Cardiff City head of football as low as 1/2 with the bookies.
Slade moved from Leyton Orient to Cardiff as the Bluebirds manager in October 2014 replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Slade was pretty unpopular at Cardiff mostly due to his efforts to steady the ship and get rid of high earners, which were his orders, but he did achieve positions of 11th and 8th in his two seasons.
Slade does not inspire me at all, but if Duchatelet is to go with a British manager Slade will hit many of the owner’s key performance indicators. Slade has worked within small budgets, knows the lower divisions, wouldn’t be expensive and had relative success ‘up the road’ at Orient. In saying that in over 20 years of management the 55-year old has never guided one of his sides to promotion.
One other thing. He will know a thing or two about dealing with cuckoo owners.