The appointment of Paul Trollope last month raised sceptical views from the supporters to why they did not go for a candidate with a broader managerial experience.
The Bluebirds were linked with the likes of Steve McClaren, who has managed England and managed in the Champions League, while they were also interested in with former West Ham and Watford coach Gianfranco Zola.
Cardiff is a highly ambitious club with fans that can be extremely fickle. The supporters quickly turned on Russell Slade when they were not grinding out the right results.
However, when you look back at Trollope’s managerial record, there are more positives rather than negatives.
This will be a huge year for Cardiff, whose fans will be expecting a return to the top-flight.
Cardiff have taken a gamble on Trollope, but he will be hungry to prove his critics wrong and show that he is well and truly worthy to guide the Bluebirds back to the Premier League.
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