Date: 6th June 2016 at 11:28am
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The search for a new boss is over, Jose Riga’s replacement has been officially confirmed as being Russell Slade with ongoing talks resulting in him coming to SE7.

Slade, a former Yeovil, Brighton, Leyton Orient and Cardiff boss, has taken over at Charlton on a three-year deal having resigned from his Head of Football post with Cardiff last week after previously moving into this at the end of last season when he was ‘removed’ from his role managerial role with the Bluebirds.

After his appointment, which is job he said he ‘cannot wait to get started’ with, he told the Official Website.

‘I am very pleased to be appointed manager of Charlton, a club with a fantastic tradition and history. I was attracted to Charlton as it has great facilities, passionate fans and a very successful academy. This is a hugely exciting opportunity and I cannot wait to get started.’

The 55-year-old becomes the fourth boss at Charlton in a year with no less than three employed during our relegation from the Championship last season.

Slade himself didn’t enjoy much success at that level with Cardiff, reigning from his new role with the club after just 28-days, but in fairness does have a proven track record and much experience at League 1 level.

If he’s given a chance to do things his way we might have some future hope….

Chief executive Katrien Meire added this was ‘an exciting new era at the club’ under Slade but as much as promotion at the first attempt is the aim the ‘challenge’ of managing this isn’t being ‘underestimated.’

‘We don’t underestimate the challenge of getting Charlton back into the Championship. We believe Russell is the man to help us achieve this and ensure that Charlton have a successful 2016-17 campaign.’

He becomes the sixth boss at the Valley since Roland Duchatelet took control of the club back in January 2014 with the thoughts and feeling towards him, and Meire, well known!

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