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CARDIFF CITY have ap­pointed Neil Warnock as man­ager fol­low­ing the sack­ing of Paul Trol­lope, the Cham­pi­onship club said yes­ter­day. The 67-year-old Warnock has also man­aged English clubs Sh­effield United, Queens Park Rangers, Crys­tal Palace, Leeds United and most re­cently Rother­ham United. “Cardiff City Foot­ball Club is de­lighted to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Neil Warnock as First Team Man­ager,” the club said in a state­ment on their web­site (www. cardif­fc­i­ He will work along as­sis­tant man­ager Kevin Black­well and first team coach Ronnie Jep­son at the Welsh side. Cardiff are sec­ond from bot­tom in the Cham­pi­onship, hav­ing won twice in 11 games this sea­son. Trol­lope was sacked on Tues­day af­ter spend­ing less than five months in charge. It seems like a mar­riage made in heaven. Warnock was chomp­ing at the bit to make a re­turn to man­age­ment and the of­fer from Cardiff came at the per­fect time. His ar­rival at the club has been greeted with de­light. And it’s not just the Blue­birds’ fans who are happy to see Warnock in South Wales. He ad­mit­ted he had no hes­i­ta­tion in ac­cept­ing Chair­man Mehmet Dal­man’s of­fer. “I’ve al­ways liked it here. Ev­ery­where I go I get stick but I’ve al­ways had good ban­ter with the Cardiff peo­ple.”

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