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Slade sacked

Within the next hour Charlton will announce that they have sacked Russell Slade after just 16 league games. Slade was heralded by Katrien Meire as some sort of saviour, thinking that appointing a British manager was the answer to the destruction her and Roland Duchatelet had caused since he bought the club in January 2014.

Something was seriously wrong on Saturday. It was pretty obvious that the players really had no real desire to play for Slade, and he watched from the touchline as if he was frozen as Katrien Meire looked down from the directors box, whilst us poor fans wondered if it could get any worse.

Meire has continued to trumpet Slade’s appointment as a British manager marking a new beginning in her stewardship and Duchatelet’s ownership of the club.

This is what Meire said on Talk Sport just last week:

“Most of the managers that we appointed were managers that had no experience of the English game or were Belgian or linked with Belgium so there were question marks around that. We did well apart from last season when we got relegated and paid a high price for those choices. But I cannot stress enough that we turned a corner in the summer.

We realised where we went wrong in the last couple of seasons and that is why we appointed Russell Slade as the manager, who is well experienced in League One. This is the way forward for us now.”

Each decision better than the last.

Farewell Russell, thanks for, er….

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a bloody joke we have become.

    November 14, 2016
  2. Martin Cowan #

    Anything to divert the attention of the world’s press from the “taxi for Roland”!

    November 14, 2016
  3. DarrzzettBum #

    Oh dear oh dear, feel for Slade in a way his was a very uphill struggle, but he did bring his own players in & seemed to forget the game these day’s is all about pace, sadly a quality we lack in spadefuls, he will walk with a decent pay off I assume so he wont be too downhearted, he must of known he wouldn’t last 18-24 months. As for our ****ing Belgian owners I just cannot fathom out what their end game is, surely its not just ego & stubbornness with 2 fingers up to everyone else?

    November 14, 2016
  4. Where or who now?

    November 14, 2016
    • Back to the network I would think.

      “We did it your way and it was useless….”

      November 14, 2016
  5. Jh #

    Well I’m relieved that Russell has been relieved of his job. The football recently has for the most part been dire.
    I feel that he was given sufficient time and backing to prove himself (unlike some of his predecessors) so ultimately he has to take responsibility.
    God knows who we will get next but hope he will be able to galvanise the team and push us up the league

    November 14, 2016
  6. Terence Lloyd #

    What really is the expectation of this football club? Even the best of team manager i.e. Chris Powell took 3 years to build a winning football team from League 1 into the Championship – and he was an “English Manager”. Does the Board expect immediate results now? Certainly a few wins along the way is encouraging to the manager, players and fans alike BUT undoubtedly some players will not be a right fit. When Russell Slade was offered a three year contract, I thought that was a good time frame for building a successful team to take CAFC back into the Championship. There can never be success at Charlton until there is a realization that building a winning teams takes much longer than 16 games.

    November 14, 2016
  7. Stephen Mackenzie #

    This can not get any worse .but what do they want to go back on her word and appoint another unown is farcical.the worry now is we must be heading to the 4 th division and no light at the end of the …..,.,,,,,,,,,

    November 15, 2016

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