Cardiff City have parted company with manager Neil Harris and assistant manager David Livermore, the club have confirmed.
Harris was appointed in the Welsh capital less than six weeks after ending his four-and-half year spell with Millwall in November 2019, and made a significant impression at the Cardiff City Stadium during his first season.
The former Lions boss guided Cardiff to the top-six, although they were unable to get past eventful play-off winners Fulham – with Bluebirds losing 3-2 on aggregate despite winning at Craven Cottage in the second leg.
However, this campaign has been a real struggle for Harris, whose side managed just three wins from their opening 13 Championship matches, which left them sitting 18th in the league table.
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Cardiff’s form picked up during a four-match winning run during the start of December, but the defeat to QPR on Wednesday evening was their fifth on the bounce – with the hierarchy calling time on Harris’ reign in South Wales after a little more than 14 months in the job.
Here’s how the Bluebirds faithful have been reacting on Twitter to Harris’ departure:
In all seriousness I know we’ve had a poor season but he did an amazing job last season and one thing everyone can give him credit for is using the academy a lot more than previous managers have, goodbye Neil, will never forget when you had don status
— Harri Burt (@HarriBurt) January 21, 2021
It’s a shame it didn’t work out. A really nice guy is NH. But unfortunately this is a results driven business. Best of luck in the future.
— frazer🏴 (@FrazerJones22) January 21, 2021
Thank you Neil, it’s a shame you’re leaving on a negative note.
— Isaac Grist (@GristIsaac) January 21, 2021
Oh no, terrible news. Not surprising at all…
— Jamie 🏴 (@_jamzeh) January 21, 2021
Shame it didn't work out, right decision though.
— • Author • Henry Cheal – #AutismAwarenessInDarts (@TheHenryCheal) January 21, 2021
ITS HAPPENDED FINALLY
— Ellis🏴 (@ellisccfc03) January 21, 2021
Had to happen. Here we go again.
— Steve Ap Hywel (@AmicableFrutfly) January 21, 2021
Thank you for getting us to the play offs. All the best for the future NH
— William (@William40504) January 21, 2021
— Glennerboy (@glennerboy) January 21, 2021
— Ellis Buckley 🏴 (@ellisbucks) January 21, 2021
Sad to see, but the right thing
— Hoof_there_it_is.🏴 (@SD8716) January 21, 2021