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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.”


Coleman eager to recapture Euro excitment

Chris Coleman wants Wales to create a new World Cup buzz after revealing that he has been on a post-Euro 2016 "downer".

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Coleman guided Wales to their best-ever performance at a major tournament this summer when his side reached the semi-finals in France.

But he says life after the euphoria of the Euros has taken some getting used to.

"When I got home, for the two weeks after it I think my wife was expecting me to be a certain way - and I was not," said Coleman, speaking to the Press Association.

I was on a bit of a downer. The situation is so exciting, it is exhausting but you have all that emotion. But when it finishes you don't get weened off it.

It was so special, but it is gone, that moment is finished. We have to create something new.

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager

Coleman is now focused on a World cup campaign which will see Wales pitted against Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Moldova and George in the race for a place in Russia.

I am not sure people think we will sail through the group, but there may be an expectation of us playing super attractive football, creating chances and scoring loads of goals.

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager


Coleman bolsters coaching team ahead of World Cup qualifier

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Kit Symons has rejoined national team manager Chris Coleman's coaching staff, the Football Association of Wales has announced.

Symons' return was expected following Paul Trollope's departure to focus on his head coach duties at Sky Bet Championship club Cardiff.

The 45-year-old former defender left the Wales set-up in the summer of 2015 after being appointed Fulham boss.

But Symons was sacked by Fulham last November after a disappointing run of results and has been out of work since.

Tony Roberts also joins the Wales staff as goalkeeping coach following the country's march to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

The Swansea goalkeeping coach replaces Martyn Margetson, who has joined England's backroom staff under Sam Allardyce.

Symons and Roberts will begin their work with Wales when the players meet on camp next week to prepare for their first World Cup qualifier against Moldova at Cardiff City Stadium on Monday, 5 September

– FAW statement
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