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Russell Slade leaves Cardiff City with immediate effect



Cardiff City’s Head of Football Russell Slade has left the club with immediate effect, the club have confirmed.

The former Leyton Orient manager was in charge of Cardiff for the last couple of seasons until being replaced by Paul Trollope and becoming Head of Football.

Slade was brought in during the 2014/15 season with Cardiff languishing in the bottom half of the table leading to the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Slade was criticised by fans throughout the season for strange tactical decisions and poor transfer business, but led them to a comfortable top half finish.

Slade continued to prove his doubters wrong this season as he spent no money, but instead made shrewd loan signings like Lex Immers and Zohore, and almost led Cardiff to the play-offs.

A 2-1 win over Derby gave them a great chance but the run in was a disappointing one for Cardiff, and after a 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday they settled for 8th which was still an achievement.

The 55-year-old stepped down at the end of the season to become Head of Football.

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