Report: Cardiff City to appoint Russell Slade as manager Monday

Monday October 6th, 2014

Cardiff City is expected to appoint Russell Slade as manager Monday, reports the BBC.

Slade has been tied to the team since late last month after he resigned as Orient manager on Sept. 24. He joined Cardiff in an official capacity as consultant.

Cardiff has intended to appoint Slade but have been in legal dispute with Orient. According to the report, the legal issues have been resolved, clearing the way for Slade's hiring.

Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon have been acting as interim managers since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped down on Sept. 18.

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Slade, 53, has managed five teams since 2001, including Orient for the past four years. He led the team to the League One playoff final last season.

Cardiff is currently in 15th place in the Championship with 13 points in 11 games. The team earned a promotion to the Premier League last season for the first time in club history but was relegated after just one year after finishing in last place with 30 points. reported last week that Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan is one of the owners set to take charge of the new MLS team in Los Angeles that is replacing Chivas USA.

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If Slade is appointed manager this week, his first game will come Saturday against Nottingham Forest.

Ben Estes


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