Paul Trollope has been appointed as the new manager of Wolves' rivals at Cardiff City, replacing Russell Slade, who was removed from his position after the club’s failure to get promotion.
The Championship outfit are expected to find the new manager significant transfer funds in the summer. Slade, incidentally, has not been removed from his role at just yet and has been moved upstairs as the head of football. It remains to be seen if he will be interested in continuing in this position or getting back into the dugout at some of the club - the latest StanJames betting odds have his chances of staying as Evens.
Trollope will be able to get guidance from Slade after having been under the wings of the former manager since 2015. He has been the assistant manager while also maintaining a similar role with the Welsh national team under Chris Coleman.
Trollope has previous experience of management after having been involved in his role at Bristol Rovers. The 43-year-old claimed that it was a no-brainer to accept the offer of managing Cardiff City. Owner Vincent Tan will expect immediate results given that the club cannot afford to spend too long outside the top divisions, as the parachute payments will run out soon.
Cardiff could only manage an eighth place finish in the Championship last season. “I’m honoured to get this position, it’s a good challenge and one I’m looking forward to getting started with. It’s a good club with a good fan base and nice facilities and stadium – and it was an absolute no-brainer to do the job."
"Every coach and manager has got their own philosophies, their own way of playing, handling players and preparation. I’ll bring my own style to that, and anyone who knows me knows that I’ve got clear ideas of the way things should be on and off the pitch at a football club,” said Trollope.