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Slade sacked as Brighton manager

Russell Slade
Slade was appointed as Brighton manager in March

Brighton & Hove Albion have sacked manager Russell Slade after eight months in charge following their 3-3 draw with Hartlepool on Saturday.

The League One club are one place above the relegation zone having won only three games so far this season.

Slade, 49, was appointed manager in March after the departure of Micky Adams as the Seagulls avoided the drop.

Assistant manager Dean White and first-team coach Bob Booker have also left the Withdean.

Director of football Martin Hinshelwood has been put in temporary charge and will be assisted by Steve Brown and Charlie Oatway.

Slade previously had spells in charge of Yeovil Town, Scarborough, Sheffield United and Grimsby Town.

Russell is a good man, which made it an even harder decision to take, but it is one which has been made in the club's best interests

Brighton chairman Tony Bloom

He told the club's website he was sad to be leaving after a relatively short spell.

"I am extremely sad that things have not worked out but we have parted on good terms," he said.

"I felt we were progressing through a much-needed and vital rebuilding process that was never going to be easy with the large turnover of players during the close season."

Chairman Tony Bloom added: "It is not a decision we have taken lightly and one taken with a heavy heart.


"Russell is a good man, which made it an even harder decision to take, but it is one which has been made in the club's best interests.

"Like all Albion fans I am extremely grateful for Russell's achievements at the end of last season, as he kept us in League One against the odds."

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see also
Brighton 3-3 Hartlepool
31 Oct 09 |  League One
Slade appointed new Brighton boss
06 Mar 09 |  Brighton

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