The Norwegian former manager of Cardiff City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked from his managerial position at the English club after the squad suffered relegation from the Premier League and things did not improve as they continued struggling in the 2nd tier English League at the Championship League.
It hasn’t been until recently that a new manager has been appointed as it was made announced to the public on October 6 that Russell Slade was the man selected.
The Malaysian businessman and owner of Cardiff City, Vincent Tan made it official to the media that Russell Slade was selected as the new coach after he had asked people around and everyone gave a positive evaluation concerning Russell Slade.
‘’I’m delighted to appoint Russell Slade as the Manager of Cardiff City. I have personally offered Russell this opportunity after giving much thought to the needs of the Club at this point in time and firmly believe that he is the right person for the job. I have spoken to many knowledgeable people in the game about Russell, and the feedback has been extremely positive’’
Slade was actually working with Cardiff City within the internal staff of the club as a consultant ever since he departed from coaching his former club Leyton Orient.
Vincent Tan is hoping that Russell Slade will remain at the head coach of Cardiff City for the upcoming 18 years and hopefully stay even longer in charge of the Championship League club than Arsene Wenger with Arsenal.
The former manager of Yeovil Town, Russell Slade displayed his appreciation towards the new role that he has at Cardiff City as the Englishman said that Cardiff City has a fantastic squad but all that is left to do now is start establishing a relationship with the players and that’s what he will try to achieve in every training session and every match.
Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that he will be ready to sign players on transfer deadline day if a fantastic opportunity arose. Cardiff have already been one of the two clubs in the summer. Aided by the parachute payments that they will receive from the Premier League for the next four years, they have been able to sign the likes of Anthony Pilkington and Sean Morrison. They are expected to be a major part of the club’s bid for returning back to the top flight. After starting the season well, Cardiff failed to take three points against fellow relegated team Fulham.
The 1-1 draw means that Cardiff now have to make up five points towards table leaders Nottingham Forest. Since only five matches have taken place in the championship, Solskjaer will be aware that there is a lot of time to make up, but the squad needs to be in excellent condition. The former Manchester United striker has not ruled out signing players on transfer deadline day, which is something that some clubs tend to avoid as it is viewed as panic buying. The manager spoke in praise of the midfield at Cardiff. There is intense competition in the midfield between the youngster Mats Daehli and veteran Scott Parker.
“I am happy with the squad and if Tuesday comes and we haven’t added another player that will be fine. But if something comes up that’s spectacular and we have to move fast then we will be ready. We will see what the situation is on Tuesday morning. They are two different types of players, but it was a good battle between them. I’ve always been a Scott Parker fan and every footballer can learn from a player of that quality,” said the Cardiff manager, whose team take on Norwich next weekend.
Frazier Campbell, the Cardiff City striker is set to leave Wales for a return to the England newly promoted Premier League club Leicester City.
Leicester City have reportedly tabled a bid of around £ 800,000 for the former Manchester United trainee and it also been accepted by the club, according to sources within the club.
Campbell, who hails from Yorkshire, was one of the standout performers for the Bluebirds last season as they suffered relegation in their first season back to the top flight for decades and is scheduled to hold a meeting with Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson over the move this week.
This meeting will happen before the move is all cleared and Leicester City hopes the personal terms can be agreed with the player by that time.
Cardiff’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would ideally prefer to keep the former Sunderland loanee at the club but he has a release clause in his contract which has been triggered by the Foxes meaning the 26 year old will return to the Premier League once again.
Campbell scored several important goals for Cardiff City last season, including against Manchester United and Manchester City and alongside Jordan Mutch, Steven Caulker and goalkeeper David Marshall, were one of the few players who enhanced their reputation in what was a very poor season for the club.
Leicester City officials have been engaged in transfer talks with the player’s agent for quite some time and it is expected the move will be announced before the month is out.
Cardiff City have already completed five new signings as they look to bounce back immediately and return to the top flight but losing Campbell will come as a big blow for the Welsh club as they look to emulate the success they managed under former manager Malky Mackay.