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Coventry City get in festive spirit and appoint Slade as head coach

Coventry City are truly getting in on the festive season by appointing Russell Slade as their new head coach as confirmed by the club website.

The Sky Blues have been without a manager since Tony Mowbray resigned towards the start of the season, when Slade was still the manager of Charlton Athletic in fact, but after months of Mark Venus being in caretaker charge they have appointed a full time boss with Slade, who shares his name with a glam-rock band from neighboring Walsall who sung the classic Christmas tune ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’, being a given a deal until the end of the season.

His first task in charge of the club will be to guide the club away from the relegation zone, though this may take a while as his reign has just begun and fans should look to the future now with this appointment. Bringing in Slade may not be a move that unites the fans either as he is coming off the back of a very poor spell with Charlton who he struggled with despite having a full summer to bring in his own players. Coventry will just hope they will land on their feet rather than their head with this appointment, as if they did the latter they would truly have been Slade.

Venus, who has now moved up to technical director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Russell Slade to Coventry City as the Club’s new manager.”

“We’re pleased to have secured the services of a highly-rated manager who has experience both at League One level and higher.”
“Russell has been at football clubs in challenging circumstances before and has experience of steering them through to safety.”
“The Club believe that Russell is the right man to take Coventry City forward and hope that everyone will give him their full support.”
Hopefully the faeries will keep fans who don’t like this appoint sober, at least for a day.
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