Freedman Linked With Leyton Orient Job

  • October 11, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has been touted as one of the favourites to succeed Russell Slade as the new manager at Leyton Orient.

Freedman was sacked by Wanderers last Friday, just three weeks shy of his second anniversary in charge at Macron Stadium, with the club lying 23rd in the Championship after a run of just one win from their opening 10 league games.

The 40-year-old is best known for his time at Crystal Palace, having spent two spells at the club during his playing career - equating to a combined total of 10 years - before spending 18 months in charge of the Eagles prior to his switch to Bolton in October 2012.

Leyton Orient, who play just 15 miles away from Palace's home at Selhurst Park, are currently searching for a new manager after Slade resigned to take up the reigns at Cardiff City. His former assistant, Kevin Nugent, has taken charge of the club's previous four games and is the bookies' favourite to take the role on a permanent basis, but Freedman may be a viable alternative after severing ties at Bolton.

Orient finished 3rd in League One last season, before losing on penalties to Rotherham United in the play-off final, but have struggled to maintain those standards this campaign and lie just one point above the relegation zone ahead of Saturday's trip to Sheffield United.

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