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Russell Slade to be head of football at Cardiff City

Cardiff City have announced that Russell Slade is to be the club's new head of football and a new club manager will be appointed.

Russell Slade. Credit: PA

The club says a decision has been made to re-structure the first-team coaching staff.

Slade will take on the the new role reporting directly to CEO, Ken Choo.

Russell will remain in charge of team affairs for the final game of the season at home to Birmingham City.

Russell’s contribution has been significant, and I’m pleased that he’s accepted this new position to stay at the Football Club. He will help us as we look towards the future and begin shaping our squad for the new season.

– Vincent Tan, Club owner

Gareth Bale suffers knee injury ahead of Euro match

Welsh forward Gareth Bale has suffered a knee injury, his club Real Madrid have announced.

Bale was seen limping against Manchester City. Credit: PA

Real are one point behind leaders Barcelona in the Primera Division title race and it has been reported on the website that Bale will miss the penultimate league game of the season against Valencia on Sunday.

Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale, he has been diagnosed with a joint strain in his right knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed

– Real Madrid's official website

Bale was influential as Real reached the final of the Champions League on Wednesday by beating Manchester City 1-0 in Madrid.

But the 26-year-old was later left limping in the win.

News of Bale's injury will also concern Wales fans as it comes little more than a month before they play their first game at Euro 2016 against Slovakia on June 11th.


Bale congratulates Leicester after winning Premier league

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Welsh footballer Gareth Bale has sent his congratulations after Leicester City won the Premier league.

The former Tottenham Hotspur player expressed his thoughts on Spurs losing but said it had been an "amazing season" for football.

Leicester City players and fans have been celebrating their Premier League title after Spurs drew with Chelsea. Leicester's odds of winning the title were 5000/1 pre-season.


Here are Saturday afternoon's full time football scores

Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin on the sidelines at Stoke. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

It was a mixed afternoon for our teams this afternoon with a draw for Swansea and Wrexham, a win for Cardiff and loss for Newport.

Goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alberto Paloschi helped Swansea to a 2-2 draw against Stoke in the Premier League.

Chris Martin opened the second half scoring for Derby at Cardiff City Stadium, but Stuart O'Keefe helped seal the win for the Bluebirds. Final score: Cardiff 2-1 Derby.

It was a goalless second half for Newport's away game in Yeovil, with a first half penalty giving the homeside the win.

Wrexham were down to nine men by the final whistle after Blaine Hudson and Connor Jennings were both sent off. The game ended Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Wrexham.

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