Trollope to be confirmed as Cardiff boss

Russell Slade (left) with Paul Trollope

Paul Trollope (right) joined Russell Slade’s coaching team in February 2015.

Head coach Paul Trollope is set to be confirmed as Russell Slade’s successor as Cardiff City first-team boss.

Former Wales midfielder Trollope, 43, had been part of Slade’s coaching team since February 2015.

Slade was removed as manager of the Championship club at the end of the season and has taken up a new role as head of football, in which he will oversee scouting, among other duties.

Trollope, in his new role, will not report to predecessor Slade.

The club will confirm Trollope’s appointment at midday on Wednesday.

Trollope, who spent five years as manager of Bristol Rovers, is also a member of Chris Coleman’s Wales coaching team.

It is expected he will continue in his role at this summer’s European Championship finals in France.

The ex-Derby County and Fulham player had been first-team coach at Birmingham and Norwich before joining Cardiff midway through the 2014-15 season.

Slade had been in charge at Cardiff City Stadium since October 2014, leaving Leyton Orient to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 55-year-old was moved to his new role after Cardiff won only one of their final seven games to miss out on the Championship play-offs.

He was in charge for the final time when Cardiff drew 1-1 with Birmingham on the final day of the season, a result that saw the Bluebirds finish eighth in the table.

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