Cardiff, Oct 5 (IANS) Neil Warnock has been appointed head coach of Welsh football club Cardiff City following Paul Trollope’s sacking.
Trollope was dismissed on Tuesday after less than five months in charge, with Cardiff second bottom of the table after two wins from 11 games in England’s second tier club football league.
Former Sheffield United coach Warnock, 67, helped Rotherham avoid relegation from the division last season, but turned down the chance to stay, according to a BBC report.
Kevin Blackwell will be assistant and Ronnie Jepson first-team coach.
Existing staff members James Rowberry, Martyn Margetson and Lee Southernwood will continue as part of Warnock’s back-room team.
Cardiff is Warnock’s 14th appointment as coach.
The Englishman spent eight seasons in charge of Sheffield United, has twice managed Crystal Palace and Queen Park Rangers, and was also boss of Leeds United.
Former Cardiff defender Danny Gabbidon, who played under Warnock at QPR, said before Warnock’s appointment that he “could be a nice fit” to “get the team up and running quickly”.
He added: “He’s a very good man-manager. He’s good at working on a tight budget and getting the right players in. He’s also proven in that division.”
Trollope’s assistant, Lennie Lawrence, and conditioning coach Ryland Morgan have also left the Welsh club.