Cardiff City: Leyton Orient's Russell Slade reveals pride at link

Russell Slade
Russell Slade led Orient to third place in League One last season but saw his side beaten in the play-off final

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade is "proud" to be linked with the vacant manager's role at Cardiff City.

Slade, who is the fourth longest-serving manager in the top four tiers, is among the bookmakers' favourites to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 53-year-old told BBC London 94.9: "It is nice to be associated with such a big club like that.

"I'm very proud of the fact that they've seen the good work that we've done at Leyton Orient."

Slade led the O's to third place in League One last season but saw his side beaten on penalties by Rotherham in the play-off final.

However the former Yeovil and Brighton manager has come under pressure from Orient owner Francesco Becchetti following a slow start to the new campaign.

Slade, speaking after Orient's 2-1 win at Scunthorpe on Saturday, was unsure about any official approach from the Bluebirds' board of directors.

"I think they may have requested permission to talk to me," he said.

"But I'm uncertain. I'm a little bit in the dark."

Cardiff City's Adam Le Fondre gets a shot at goal as Derby County's Richard Keogh challenges
Cardiff City's Adam Le Fondre gets a shot at goal as Derby County's Richard Keogh challenges

Veteran Cardiff defender Danny Gabbidon and former Bluebirds team-mate Scott Young took charge for their 2-2 draw at Derby County two days after Solskjaer's departure.

Gabbidon hopes the duo can at least remain in charge for Tuesday's League Cup fixture at Bournemouth.

Ex-Celtic manager Neil Lennon says the vacant managerial posts at Cardiff City and Fulham interest him.

Solskjaer left his job in charge at Cardiff on Thursday, the same day that Fulham sacked Felix Magath.

Former Newcastle and Norwich boss Chris Hughton is the shortest odds to take charge at Craven Cottage.

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