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PROFILE: Coventry City's new manager Russell Slade - Find out about City's new boss and his career to date!

21 December 2016

Check out our profile of the new Coventry City manager Russell Slade...

Today, Coventry City appointed Russell Slade as the new first-team manager. 

The 56-year old has had a successful coaching career in the game, with the likes of Leyton Orient, Cardiff City and most recently Charlton Athletic, on a CV spanning 22 years.

Check out his full profile below...

Profile

Teams Managed

1998-99 Sheffield United (caretaker)
2001-04 Scarborough
2004-06 Grimsby Town
2006-09 Yeovil Town
2009 Brighton & Hove Albion
2010-14 Leyton Orient
2014-16 Cardiff City
2016 Charlton Athletic

Managing Profile

Slade's first steps into management came at Notts County, taking over as caretaker manager in 1994 following the sacking of Mick Walker. He would also take charge temporarily of Sheffield United five years later.

His first permanent position came at Conference North outfit Scarborough. With the club looking resigned to relegation at the foot of the table, a remarkable run of 39 points from the final 19 games of the season ensured they finished in twelfth position.

The now 56-year old's success at Grimsby Town, in which he guided them to the play-off final in the 2005-06 campaign initiated a rewarding spell at League One side Yeovil Town. Slade led them to a surprising fifth place finish, defeating promotion favourites Nottingham Forest in the play-off semi-final, before losing out to Blackpool.

Spells at Brighton & Hove Albion and Leyton Orient followed, before being appointed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's successor at Championship Cardiff City in 2014. The club's relegation from the Premier League in the previous season meant that Slade was tasked with reshaping the squad. He finished a respectable 11th and 8th in his two seasons in charge of the Bluebirds. 

Slade's most recent post was at League One rivals Charlton Athletic, where he oversaw the Addicks 3-0 triumph against Coventry City back in October. 

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