Slade leaves Cardiff
Although he is meant to be on his holidays Russell Slade’s current club Cardiff City have announced that he has left the club by mutual agreement.
Slade was made Cardiff’s head of football at the end of the season, moving upstairs after leading the Welsh club to an 8th place Championship finish. Clearly Slade wasn’t happy with losing his managerial job and has been in the frame for a host of vacancies since.
Blackburn was thought to be his desired location but after Rovers appointed Owen Coyle a day ago, it is now expected that Katrien Meire will unveil the ex-Orient manager as the Addicks latest head coach. Expect Slade to bring with him Lee Southernwood, Cardiff’s current head of fitness & Conditioning.
What will become apparent pretty soon is how much autominy the head coach is given by Duchatelet. Whether he is named as manager or head coach, will give us some sort of steer. If, as I expect Duchatelet continues to meddle and not take any advice, then frankly it doesn’t matter if Russell Slade or Noddy Holder take the poisoned chalice!