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Cardiff boss Slade "not surprised" by early success

New Cardiff boss Russell Slade says he's not surpassing any of his own expectations following his 100% start to life in the Welsh capital.

Slade remains unbeaten as Cardiff manager. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

The Bluebirds made it two wins from two under the guidance of the former Leyton Orient manager last night - their 3-1 win coming on the back of victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

And Slade says he's not been surprised by the ease with which he's adjusted to life in the Championship.

"I never expect to lose a game, but that's just my mentality. I never go out to try and nick a result. I am going out there to win. I am a football man, I've done 650 games or more as a manager and I know what it's all about. It is just two games but it gives us a bit of momentum and the belief in the players is growing."

– Russell Slade, Cardiff Manager

Following the win Cardiff moved up to 10th in the table and are within three points of the play-off places.


FT: Cardiff City 3 - 1 Ipswich Town

Russell Slade's squad have gained three points from their Championship clash against Ipswich Town tonight.

The action-packed game saw four goals, three scored by the Bluebirds.

Peter Whittingham managed an impressive strike from 30 yards out in the first half to equalise with Ipswich.

City then took an early lead in the second half thanks to Kiko Macheda, followed by a goal from Adam Le Fondre in the 69th minute.

The crowd's reaction to Whittingham's goal in the first half was caught on camera.

HT: Cardiff City 1 - 1 Ipswich Town

Cardiff City have equalised against Ipswich Town at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Peter Whittingham scored a strike from thirty yards out after 37 minutes in response to a goal from Ipswich's Daryl Murphy.

Slade confirms Young will remain as Cardiff assistant

Russell Slade has given his first press conference as Cardiff City's new manager, and confirmed that caretaker Scott Young will be assistant manager.

Scott Young (left) and Danny Gabbidon have been in caretaker charge since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left Cardiff. Credit: PA

Co-caretaker Danny Gabbidon has gone back to his role as player-coach, and Slade said that the remainder of his backroom staff will be sorted out in the next 48 hours.

The new manager met the media for the first time this morning, and also said that, while owner Vincent Tan can have his opinions on team selection, it will be Slade himself who picks the team.


Fans react to new Cardiff appointment

Football fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on the news that former Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade has been appointed the new manager of Cardiff City.

It comes as Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer resigned from his role as club boss last month.

Slade will be officially unveiled at a press conference in the Vale of Glamorgan this morning.

Cardiff City welcome Russell Slade as new manager

The former Leyton Orient boss was named as manager this evening Credit: Cardiff City FC

Cardiff City boss Vincent Tan has urged fans to 'give Russell a chance' as the club's new manager.

Russell Slade was named as Cardiff City's manager this evening, after weeks of speculation about his involvement with the club.

The appointment comes after the departure of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer last month.

I have personally offered Russell this opportunity after giving much thought to the needs of the Club at this point in time and firmly believe that he is the right person for the job.

The stability, integrity and experience that he brings is something I feel is essential for Cardiff City. He is capable of turning a group of players into an organised, tight-knit team, with great team spirit, who will work hard for each other while playing an attractive style of football.

I hope he will be able to bring the best out of our squad, and also help to unite everyone associated with the Club. So, let’s all give Russell a chance.

– Vincent Tan, Cardiff City owner

Cardiff City confirm Slade as new manager

Cardiff City have confirmed ex-Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade as their new manager.

It comes after weeks of speculation over who would take on the role since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in September.

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