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Ex-Arsenal striker Chamakh makes Championship move

Marouane Chamakh has a new club. Credit: PA

Cardiff City have completed the signing of former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh.

The Moroccan international has signed a short-term deal with the Welsh club after leaving Selhurst Park over the summer.

I worked for him [Neil Warnock] at Crystal Palace before and I’m happy and proud to work with him here at Cardiff City FC.

Cardiff are a side that should be on top and I think we can improve going forward. I’m looking forward to meeting with my new team-mates and getting started. I can’t wait to score for my new team.

– Marouane Chamakh


Cardiff City sack manager Trollope

Paul Trollope has lost his job. Credit: PA

Cardiff City have sacked manager Paul Trollope after a poor start to the season, the Championship club have confirmed.

Trollope, who only became manager in May, has seen his side collect just eight points from the opening 11 games, leaving them in 23rd place in the table.

Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that Paul Trollope's contract has been terminated with immediate effect.

We'd like to thank Paul for his efforts and wish him the very best of luck for the future.

Assistant Coach Lennie Lawrence and Performance Director Ryland Morgans have also left the club with our best wishes.

An announcement regarding Paul's successor will be made in due course.

– Cardiff City statement

Leeds United find more form with 2-0 win at Cardiff

It was a full-blooded contest in Cardiff. Credit: PA

Leeds United secured a second successive league win to ease the pressure on manager Garry Monk and keep Cardiff in the bottom three of the Championship.

Chris Wood's fourth goal in six games, a 62nd-minute penalty rolled home in confident fashion, and Pablo Hernandez's first Leeds goal eight minutes from time secured a well-merited 2-0 success.

The three points moves Leeds towards the heady heights of mid-table after a fraught start to the season, Monk now having won four of his past six games in all competitions.

Cardiff's campaign, however, is showing little sign of flickering into life with only one victory so far this season.

Hull City sign goalkeeper Marshall from Cardiff

Hull City have finally dipped into the transfer market to sign goalkeeper David Marshall from Cardiff City.

The Premier League side had only one fit senior goalkeeper for the opening three games of the season due to a long-term injury to first choice Allan McGregor.

Cardiff City terminate Macheda contract

Federico Macheda is without a club for now. Credit: PA

Championship side Cardiff City have confirmed striker Federico Macheda has left the club.

The former Manchester United player moved to Wales in 2014 but struggled to cement a spot in the team, spending time with Nottingham Forest on loan.

Cardiff City can confirm that Federico Macheda’s contract with the club has been terminated by mutual agreement. The player leaves Cardiff City with immediate effect.

We would like to thank Federico for his contribution and wish him the very best for his future.

– Cardiff City statement


Russell Slade leaves role as head of football at Cardiff

Russell Slade has left his position as Cardiff's head of football with immediate effect after less than a month in the role.

'Head of football' always sounded like an imaginary title. Credit: PA

The 55-year-old was removed as manager in May to take the new position in a backroom re-shuffle at the Cardiff City Stadium, which was followed by the appointment of Paul Trollope as the club's new head coach.

Slade joined the Bluebirds as manager in October 2014 when he replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, moving from League One Leyton Orient.

He guided the Welsh outfit to an 11th and eighth place finish in the Championship in his two seasons in charge before being moved upstairs.

Slade counts Scarborough, Grimsby, Yeovil and Brighton as former teams he has managed before joining Orient in 2010.

He has been linked with the vacant manager's position at Charlton, according to reports.

Cardiff and Fulham play out opening day draw

Craig Noone netted the equaliser. Credit: PA

Substitute Craig Noone produced a stunning late strike to earn Cardiff a 1-1 draw in their Championship opener at home to Fulham.

Cardiff seemed to be running out of ideas when Noone, who had been on the pitch for only eight minutes, rifled a 25-yard shot into the top corner of the net with only four minutes remaining.

What had been an evenly-balanced contest turned Fulham's way when Matt Smith punished Simon Moore's goalkeeping error two minutes after the re-start.

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