ORI­ENT’S LAWYERS LOOK AT SLADE EXIT

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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.”

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