Coventry have appointed Russell Slade as their new manager, the Sky Bet League One strugglers have confirmed .
Slade has signed a deal until the end of the season and will take charge of his first game against Bristol Rovers on Boxing Day.
The 56-year-old, who was sacked by Charlton earlier this season after just 16 games in charge, has also managed Yeovil, Brighton, Cardiff and Leyton Orient during his 22-year managerial career.
The Sky Blues' technical director Mark Venus, who had been in interim charge, is delighted with the appointment.
Venus told the club's official website: "We are delighted to welcome Russell Slade to Coventry City as the club's new manager.
"We are pleased to have secured the services of a highly-rated manager who has experience both at League One level and higher.
"Russell has been at football clubs in challenging circumstances before and has experience of steering them through to safety.
"The club believe that Russell is the right man to take Coventry City forward and hope that everyone will give him their full support."