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David Marshall completes switch to Hull City

David Marshall has waved goodbye to Cardiff City Credit: PA

David Marshall has completed his move to Hull City ending 7 years with Cardiff City.

The undisclosed fee is understood to be worth up to £5 million pounds to the Bluebirds with performance related add-ons.

The Scotland international had been widely expected to move to the Premier League outfit after being left of Paul Trollope’s side for Saturday’s 0-1 defeat to Reading.

Having featured for Cardiff almost 300 times Marshall oversaw Cardiff’s most prolific period in modern times as he helped them out of the Championship and into the Premier League for the first time in 2013. But their subsequent relegation has put the impressive Scot firmly in the sights of top-flight outfits ever since culminating in his eventual departure to the KCOM Stadium today.

Cardiff City Executive Director & CEO Ken Choo told the club’s website: “David has been a wonderful servant to our Football Club for over seven seasons and whilst we’re saddened to see him go, we felt it would be wrong to stand in the way of him moving back to the Premier League at this time.

“There is a deep mutual respect between David and the Club and it was with this in mind that we gave David our blessing to make a decision. He will remain part of the Cardiff City family and will always be welcome home.

"It goes without saying that David leaves with our utmost thanks and sincerest best wishes for the future.”


Federico Macheda leaves Cardiff City

Federico Macheda has left Cardiff city with immediate effect Credit: PA

Cardiff City have terminate the contract of former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda with immediate effect.

The 25 year old becomes the latest to exit the City Stadium this summer as new Manager Paul Trollope looks to remould the first team squad.

Macheda, who has featured for Italy’s Under 21 side, joined the Bluebirds on a free transfer in May 2014 following a series of loans spells in both England, Germany and Italy but failed to establish himself at the club, registering 6 goals in 26 appearances.

A statement of the club’s website confirmed his departure.

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

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
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