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Notts County boss Derry: Sacking Slade at O’s would have been ‘absolutely bonkers’

22:17 17 September 2014

Notts County manager Shaun Derry. Pic: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Notts County manager Shaun Derry. Pic: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

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Notts County boss Shaun Derry believes the game ‘has gone absolutely bonkers’ if Leyton Orient had sacked manager Russell Slade last night.

Slade was told he needed to win the game at Meadow Lane last night to stay as the O’s boss.

But after meeting owner and chairman Francesco Becchetti, the 53-year-old remains in the job going into Saturday’s trip to Scunthorpe United.

And Derry, who was brought to the Magpies by Slade at the age of 14, was in total shock that the O’s were even contemplating getting ride of the fourth longest serving manager in English Football League, behind only Arsene Wenger, Paul Tisdale and Mark Yates.

“I don’t know what decision is going to be made in there. If the rumours are right and he needed this as a win tonight – I have got no words.

“I think the game has gone absolutely bonkers and the sooner people realise that the better.

“You are not just talking about a good manager for Leyton Orient. He’s been a good manager for every club he has been at.

“He started here and gone on all his journeys, done it right, got manager of the year at various places and got them within one kick, not just one game, one kick of the Championship last year.

“I was there at the game, there was nothing between the two sides, absolutely nothing. It was one kick and that was it. He finds himself with the possibility of being without a job. Absolutely scandalous.”

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