Russell Slade leaves Cardiff City

Russell Slade

Russell Slade’s Cardiff City win percentage is 37.21%

Russell Slade has left his role as Cardiff City’s head of football after only 28 days in the job.

The former Bluebirds manager was moved to a new role at the end of the 2015-16 season and was replaced by Paul Trollope.

Slade was appointed Cardiff boss in October 2014 in succession to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Cardiff finished 11th and eighth in the Championship under Slade, with several players departing.

The 55-year old previously managed Leyton Orient, Brighton and Yeovil Town.

“The club feels that it is necessary to have a change. We want to create a spark to take us to another level,” Cardiff chief executive Ken Choo said about the decision to remove Slade as boss.

Slade is understood to be keen on a return to management and is among the favourites for the vacant Charlton Athletic role, the south London side relegated to League One last term.

“It’s going to be different, that’s for sure and I’ve done an awful lot of games as a manager and now that has come to an end,” Slade said at the end of the season.

“But I will look forward and focus and look to see what I can do help in the process of moving the club forward.”

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