Cardiff City have confirmed that Neil Harris has left the club after their dismal recent form.
We can confirm that First Team Manager Neil Harris and Assistant Manager David Livermore have left Cardiff City Football Club with immediate effect.
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) January 21, 2021
A 1-0 loss at home to QPR last night condemned the Bluebirds to a sixth consecutive defeat in all competitions, their worst run as a second tier side since 1983.
Therefore, the pressure on Harris has been huge, and the club announced on their official site that the former Millwall chief, along with assistant David Livermore, have now left.
After a busy pre-season, that saw the Welsh side bring in plenty of new recruits, including Harry Wilson from Liverpool, promotion was the aim for Cardiff.
However, the loss to the R’s left the team in 15th position, and they are 13 points away from the top six, whilst they are just nine above the relegation zone.
The decision means Harris had 62 games in charge of Cardiff, and he did bring success last season, guiding the team to the play-offs, where they went on to lose to eventual winners Fulham in the semi-final.
Owner Tan Sri Vincent Tan thanked Harris for the work he did in the previous campaign, and revealed a replacement will be named in ‘due course’.
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Unfortunately, this decision felt inevitable after the recent run, as Cardiff’s position in the table simply isn’t acceptable.
So, Harris can have few complaints, although it should be noted that he did a fine job in taking the side to the play-offs last season.
Now, it’s time for a fresh start in the Welsh capital, and it will be interesting to see who does come in.
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