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Slade set to become Cardiff manager

Slade is set to take the reigns at Cardiff. Credit: PA

Cardiff seem set to confirm Russell Slade as their new manager ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship home game with Sheffield Wednesday.

Slade resigned as manager of Leyton Orient on Wednesday night after the League One club had rebuffed three approaches from the Bluebirds for the 53-year-old to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Orient confirmed late on Wednesday they had received Slade's resignation and were consulting club lawyers over a compensation offer from the Bluebirds.

"The chairman and the CEO of Leyton Orient have received a resignation letter from Russell Slade," said the club statement.

"This has not happened by chance after the club rejected a proposal from the general manager of Cardiff City regarding the transfer of Russell Slade.

"The lawyers of the club are now studying the file."


Watford boss Garcia out of hospital after health scare

Garcia Watford
Watford boss Oscar Garcia. Credit: PA

Watford boss Oscar Garcia has been released from hospital and could be back at the club later this week.

The 41-year-old Spaniard left hospital on Sunday, a week after he was admitted suffering from chest pains.

Garcia, who only took over at Vicarage Road three weeks ago, has since missed the Hornets' 1-0 win at Blackpool and Saturday's 1-1 draw against Bournemouth, which should have been his first home match in charge.

Watford would not put a time frame on his return on Saturday, but now say they hope he will be back on the training ground before next weekend's trip to Blackburn.

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