GALLERY: High and lows of Russell Slade as Leyton Orient boss
PUBLISHED: 15:18 02 October 2014 | UPDATED: 21:22 02 October 2014
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Russell Slade ended his four-and-a-half year spell as Leyton Orient manager when resigning from the post last week.
Slade as O's boss
Russell Slade doffs his cap after the Capital One Cup win at Aston Villa earlier this season. Pic: Nick Potts/PA
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade looks on against Notts County this season. (pic: Tim Goode/EMPICS)
Leyton Orient celebrate following their play-off semi-final win against Peterborough United. Pic: Simon O'Connor
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade applauds the fans after the play-off final defeat. Pic: John Walton/PA
Russell Slade after being appointed as O's manager. Pic: Simon O'Connor
Leyton Orient's manager Russell Slade removes his cap to thank the fans for their support at the end of his last match against Sheffield United. Pic: John Walton/EMPICS Sport
Leyton Orient's Jonathan Tehoue (centre) celebrates with team-mates and club mascot after scoring their equaliser in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Pic: Nick Potts/PA
O's boss Russell Slade happy after a win at Colchester on August 31, 2013. Pic: Simon O'Connor
Here we chart his highs and lows from his time at Brisbane Road.
April 6, 2010: Appointed as boss with six games of the League One season to go, as the O’s bid to avoid relegation.
April 13, 2010: Pulled off a shock 2-1 victory over then league leaders Norwich City thanks to an early Sean Thornton double.
May 1, 2010: A 2-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers saw Slade and the O’s secure survival with a game to go.
May 14, 2010: Signed a two-year contract following their survival.
June 2, 2010: Slade signed Dean Cox on a two-year deal from Brighton.
Nov 2, 2011: A slow start to the new season saw O’s as low as 19th in the table, before going on a great run.
Feb 20, 2011: Jonathan Tehoue’s 89th minute equaliser sealed a memorable draw for the O’s in the fifth round of the FA Cup against Premier League giants Arsenal, though they went on to lose the replay 5-0 at the Emirates.
March 15, 2011: A 1-0 win at Hartlepool United completed a 14-game unbeaten run in the league which catapulted them up into play-off contention.
May 7, 2011: A 4-1 win over Plymouth wasn’t enough though as they finished a place off the play-offs.
September 22, 2011: Given the dreaded vote of confidence following a 10-game winless run to start the season.
April 28, 2012: Despite a 2-1 loss at Hartlepool United, O’s just about held on to their place in League One after other results went their way.
November 7, 2013: Another slow start saw the O’s in 20th place, perilously close to the drop zone.
January 8, 2013: David Mooney’s late winner against Yeovil Town seals Orient’s spot in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy area final before a 2-1 aggregate loss to Southend United.
April 27, 2013: The O’s just miss out on the play-offs for the second time in three seasons.
September 23, 2013: A 2-0 success over Brentford sealed the O’s eighth consecutive league win as they started the season in form.
May 13, 2013: Dean Cox and Chris Dagnall net against Peteborough United to secure a play-off final spot.
May 25, 2013: Let a 2-0 half-time lead slip before Dagnall’s penalty shoot-out miss sees Rotherham United promoted.
September 13, 2014: A 2-0 home loss to 10-man Colchester United sees Slade handed one game to save his job.
September 24, 2014: Resigns following a 1-0 Capital One Cup third round loss to Sheffield United.