Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet has been told to let Russell Slade do his job without interfering.

Ex-Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn insists it is the only way to bring success back to the Valley.

Former O’s and Cardiff manager Slade was named Charlton's latest boss on Monday.

Duchatelet has appointed five head coaches, including Jose Riga on two occasions, since taking over in January 2014.

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He also sacked Charlton legend Chris Powell just two months into his Valley reign.

Hearn, Slade’s chairman for four years at Leyton Orient, urges Duchatelet to let his former manager work without interference.

He told News Shopper: “Russell always made the call, of course, because he was the manager. I never really agree with a chairman interfering with anything.

“He’s very straight forward, he speaks his mind and he’ll tell you the truth whether you want to hear it or not - that’s the type of manager I always wanted.

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“I hope that Roland and his team will appreciate what they've got and let him do his job, while the management carries on with managing the club. 

“But, don't interfere - once you've made an appointment, stick with it and you've got a class one in Russell.”

Along with Powell, Duchatelet has axed Bob Peeters, Guy Luzon and Karel Fraeye.

And after Riga kept the Addicks up during his first spell at the club, the Belgian tycoon did not offer him a new deal.

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Jose Riga has bossed Charlton on two occasions under Roland Duchatelet

When asked about Duchatelet’s number of managerial appointments, Hearn, speaking from Las Vegas, said: “Listen, that’s a terrible weakness for any chairman.

“If you need five managers in two-and-a-half years, don’t sack the manager, sack yourself because that means you've made terrible appointments. It’s not a good sign.

“My message to any chairman is always once you've made a call, stand your ground and give them time because you can’t just go from pillar to post.

“You can’t be influenced by one or two results along the way, you have to support your [managerial] decision 100 per cent and no less is acceptable.”

The 67-year-old snooker and darts supremo added: “This goes for the fans as well, give the manager time to do a job - so judge Russell Slade at the end of next season.”