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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.

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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.

Further speculation over manager role as Cardiff City take on Brighton

Former Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade is rumoured to be taking the role Credit: PA

Cardiff City go into their game against Brighton tonight with Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young still in temporary charge, despite on going speculation that former Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade could take the job permanently.

The Bluebirds travel to Brighton after beating Sheffield Wednesday over the weekend.

FT: Cardiff City 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday

Cardiff City came back in the second half to beat Sheffield Wednesday two goals to one.

After scoring the Bluebirds' opener right before the break, Sean Morrison managed an own goal in the second half to put the teams level.

Cardiff's Anthony Pilkington scored a right footed shot from the centre of the box to put the home side in front.

The game was watched by potential new Cardiff boss Russell Slade, who resigned from his post as Leyton Orient manager last week.

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BREAKING: Solskjaer on the brink of being sacked

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Credit: PA

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in London for talks over his future with the club, ITV Wales understands. He is speaking to the club's chairman. It comes after Tuesday's one nil defeat to Middlesbrough. Solskjaer has admitted the performance was not good enough.

We just did not get going. Our first attack looked promising and then we got countered and conceded.

We didn't need to do that in the first few minutes, we wanted to go and turn things around from losing to Norwich on Saturday and that knocked our confidence.

We want to prove we are better than we showed against Norwich and it never happened.

The first half was very poor, we got more second balls in the second half and we pushed them back, but we did not create any moments of quality to open them up which was very disappointing.

– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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