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Cardiff sack Trollope after five months

4 Oct

Paul Trollope

Paul Trollope left a coaching role with Wales to join Cardiff

Cardiff City have sacked Paul Trollope as head coach after less than five months in charge.

The Bluebirds are second from bottom of the Championship after only two wins in 11 matches.

Assistant coach Lennie Lawrence and performance director Ryland Morgans have also left the club.

Former Sheffield United, Leeds United, Crystal Palace and QPR manager Neil Warnock is understood to be among the front-runners to replace Trollope.

Trollope was appointed by Cardiff on 18 May and confirmed in August that he would leave his role with Wales.

The Ex-Bristol Rovers boss admitted after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Burton that he was under pressure but felt he could turn around Cardiff’s fortunes.

“I’m fully aware the run’s not good enough and it’s my responsibility,” he said.

“We’ll come back stronger after the international break and determined to turn things around,” he said.

“It’s a results business and we’re at the wrong end of the league and it’s certainly not the start any of us wanted.”

Trollope becomes the third manager to be sacked by a Welsh club in the past seven days, following the dismissals of Swansea’s Francesco Guidolin and Newport’s Warren Feeney.

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