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Brighton sack manager Slade after eight months

Brighton have sacked their manager Russell Slade just eight months after replacing Micky Adams at the League One club. Dean White, the assistant manager, and the first-team coach Bob Booker have also left the club, with Martin Hinshelwood taking over as caretaker manager.

Albion are hovering just one place above the drop zone following the 3-3 draw with Hartlepool and the club's chairman Tony Bloom felt it was the right time for a change.

Bloom told the club's official website: "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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