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Slade appointed new Brighton boss

Russell Slade
Slade's first full-time managerial job was at Scarborough in 2001

Brighton have named 48-year-old former Yeovil manager Russell Slade as their new boss for the rest of this season.

Slade has also managed Scarborough, Sheffield United and Grimsby, and joined the Glovers on a three-year deal in June 2006 but left them last month.

Assistant boss Dean White and reserve team manager Bob Booker, who had been in charge since Micky Adams' departure last month, will stay at the club.

Albion are in the League One relegation zone, two points adrift of safety.

Brighton chairman Dick Knight told the club's website: "Russell impressed when I first met him, he has the confidence to make things happen and I know he gives that to the players.

"He has an excellent record and I am delighted to welcome him to the club."

Slade took the Glovers to the League One play-off final at the end of his first season in charge in 2007.

He left Grimsby in May 2006 after failing to agree new terms over a new contract.

Slade had joined the Mariners before the 2004/05 campaign after nearly three seasons as manager of Scarborough.

He also had two brief spells in charge at Bramall Lane.

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