Reports are circulating (from the BBC among others) that Russell Slade is to be sacked and a statement is expected at 7 p.m. After just 16 games in charge, he was given the news after training today according to a tweet from Richard Cawley of the SLP.
His spell as manager has been far from inspiring, although he is not the fundamental problem. We also have to be concerned about his replacement.
According to VOTV editor Rick Everitt his replacement may well be former Sint Truiden boss Chris O'Loughlin. The Irishman has no experience of the English league, but has remained on Roland Duchatelet's payroll: Likely replacement
There are reports that Nigel Adkins is also in the frame: Adkins
Another candidate to emerge is Steve Evans, but he has now sealed a deal with Mansfield: Steve Evans
The Rickster now fears that the whole future of the club is at stake: Club in danger
The official statement on Slade's dismissal did not appear until 9.40 p.m.: Parted company
Slade has expressed his disappointment at his dismissal and says he was not given time to finish the job he started. He says that the club needs stability (if only): Slade speaks
Slade does have the distinction of being the third longest serving Charlton manager under Duchatelet: Track record