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Russell Slade leaves Cardiff City 'with immediate effect'

Cardiff City's head of football Russell Slade has left the club "with immediate effect" after less than a month in the role.

The Bluebirds have issued this statement:

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Cardiff City FC can confirm that, by mutual agreement, Russell Slade has left his position as the Club’s Head of Football with immediate effect.

We’d like to express our sincere thanks to Russell for his efforts in helping to move the Club forward since arriving in 2014. He leaves with our very best wishes for the future.

– Cardiff City FC statement

Slade - formerly the Bluebirds' manager - was moved to his new role as head of football at the end of the 2015-16 season.

He was replaced by Paul Trollope.


Paul Trollope unveiled as new Cardiff City boss

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Cardiff City FC have unveiled head coach Paul Trollope as the successor to Russell Slade.

Trollope, who is also a coach with the Welsh National team, first joined the Bluebirds in March 2015.

He will retain his title of Head Coach but will oversee all first team affairs.

I am delighted for Paul on his new appointment. He is young, full of ideas, extremely hard working and this is an opportunity for him to establish his credentials further.

I believe Paul will improve the team in several areas. In particular, I hope he will lead the team to play an attractive style of football that Cardiff City fans love.

We hope that under Paul’s leadership, Cardiff City will return to the Premier League. I’d like to thank him for what he’s done for us so far whilst wishing him the best of luck for the future. He has our full support.

– Vincent Tan, Owner of Cardiff City Football Club

Trollope said he would remain part of the Wales set-up until at least after Euro 2016.

I'm due to meet up with Wales in preparation for the Euros and that doesn't change.

I've got full belief that I've got time to prepare properly for pre-season and the new season ahead.

After that I think there will be a discussion moving forward with Chris Coleman, the FAW and the club whether it's viable (to stay).

– Paul Trollope


Cardiff beat Bristol 0-2 in front of sell-out crowd

Cardiff have beaten Bristol 0-2 this afternoon in the Sky Bet Championship.

A goal in each half from Lex Immers and Stuart O'Keefe gave the Bluebirds the Severnside bragging rights.

Goals from Stuart O'Keefe (pictured) and Lex Immers secured the win for the Bluebirds Credit: PA Archive

A sell-out crowd of 15,578 for the noon kick-off saw Cardiff take a 21st minute lead, when Joe Ralls was allowed space to deliver a low cross from the left of the box, and Immers swept home a low drive from 12 yards at the far post.

Any doubt about the result was removed seven minutes from time when O'Keefe headed home from close range after a Tom Lawrence shot had been tipped onto the bar by Richard O'Donnell.

With Bruno Ecuele Manga outstanding at the back, Cardiff repelled Bristol's attacks and emerged worthy winners.

Today's win will boost manager Russell Slade's hopes of taking his side into the top six.

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