ORIENT’S LAWYERS LOOK AT SLADE EXIT
RUSSELL SLADE may have shot to the top of Vincent Tan’s managerial shortlist at Cardiff but Leyton Orient are still holding up his appointment in South Wales.
Having overseen Orient’s 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield United on Tuesday night, Slade handed in his resignation the next day.
And with former England coach Glenn Roeder reported to have sung his praises to the Bluebirds board, Slade may not have long to wait for another job.
Kevin Nugent found himself on the touchline on Saturday, asked to take temporary charge of the O’s, but legal discussions are thought to be delaying Cardiff's hopes of appointing the 53-year-old Slade.
“The chairman and the CEO of Leyton Orient have received a resignation letter from Russell Slade,” the club said in a statement.
“This has not happened by chance after the club rejected a proposal from Cardiff City regarding the transfer of Russell Slade. The lawyers of the club are now studying the file.”
Orient had rejected an official approach from Cardiff on Monday for Slade after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped down.
That decision however prompted Slade to admit his frustration at not being able to at least enter into talks.
Speaking after Tuesday night’s loss, Slade said:“It’s frustrating. It’s been turned down and that's all I can say, and whether Cardiff come back again I’m not sure.
“Maybe they’ll move on. It’s a big club and it will be a big job for somebody that eventually ends up with it.”