The appointment of Russell Slade as Charlton Athletic boss has left two former mascots disappointed after they were overlooked for the role.

Floyd the dog and Harvey the cat were released by the club at the end of last season but following the resignation of Joe Riga the pair believed they were the purr-fect antidote for the ailing Addicks.

In an application letter to chief executive Katrien Meire, Floyd said that they had taken a keen interest in the ongoing situation at Charlton and believed it was time for a return of joint head coaches.

Floyd said: “Both Harvey and I would like to apply for the current vacant head coach position at the club, where we believe our experience, knowledge and understanding of what is required at the football club will bring back the glory days once more.

Ex-Charlton mascots Floyd and Harvey's application letter, with their distinctive signatures

“We have both worked closely with all of the Charlton managers since the club’s move back to The Valley in 1992."

Harvey and Floyd were the mascots at The Valley for 17 years before they left in 2015.

During that time, they worked alongside the likes of Alan Curbishley, Ian Dowie and Alan Pardew.

Floyd said: “We are both confident that when you appoint us as joint head coaches of Charlton Athletic, a purr-fect combination, the old British bulldog winning spirit will return to the club once more.”

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