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Charlton Athletic appoint former Leyton Orient boss

Charlton Athletic have appointed Russell Slade as their new manager as confirmed by the club website.

The Addicks have been looking for a new manager after Jose Riga resigned from the post following their relegation from the Championship.

And after a month of looking and much speculation Charlton have finally found their man after they appointed Slade on a three year deal. His main aim for next season will be to try and get the club promoted back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Slade brings a mass of experience with him and most recently came close to getting Cardiff in the play offs after they finished in 7th place. However most of his management experience has come in League 1 and has taken clubs such as Leyton Orient and Leyton Orient to the play off final.

Now though Slade will face his toughest task as he aims to rebuild the Charlton squad amid a tough environment with Addicks fans constantly protesting against the current owner Roland Duchatelet.

After the appointment, Charlton CEO Katrien Moore said: “We’re delighted to have agreed terms with Russell.”

“We don’t underestimate the challenge of getting Charlton back into the Championship.We believe Russell is the man to help us achieve this and, with the help of everyone involved in the club, ensure that Charlton have a successful 2016/17 campaign.”
“Russell has vast experience in the division and is a two-time League One Manager of The Year. He joins us as Manager on a long-term contract and his appointment represents the start of an exciting new era at the club under his guidance.”
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