Charlton Athletic

Roland Duchatelet has made the best decision for the Valley

On Friday, it came to light that the Leyton Orient chairman, Barry Hearn, has endorsed the appointment of the former Orient and Cardiff City boss at the Valley, according to the News Shopper.

Russell Slade was officially unveiled as the new manager at the South East London club at the beginning of the week, and overall has witnessed great support for his appointment.

The only concern over the appointment and Slade, has been regarding if he will be given full autonomy by the Charlton hierarchy?

To add to the support he has already received, his former Chairman at Leyton Orient has said that Duchatelet appointing Slade as the new manager to lead the Addicks, is the best decision that could have been made by the Charlton hierarchy.

The Leyton Orient chairman, who is currently on holiday in Las Vegas, had the following to say about the Slade appointment:

“I’m going to drop Roland Duchatelet a line to congratulate him on making the best appointment he could’ve possibly made. 

“In all my 20 years in football, the best manager I ever had was Russell Slade, without a doubt. 

“Not just because he’s honest but because he’s tirelessly hardworking and professional in everything he does.


“I had the greatest time with Russell  – he couldn’t have been better, he couldn’t have delivered more and he certainly couldn’t have put more effort in. 

“Football isn’t easy but it does help if you’ve got the work ethic that Russell Slade has got. 

“He’s an outstanding manager and I think they’ve just made the best appointment.”

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