Cardiff City appoint Sabri Lamouchi as new manager.

Cardiff City appoint Sabri Lamouchi as new manager.
Cardiff City appoint as new manager.

Cardiff City has appointed as its first team manager.

The 51-year-old former France international, who led Nottingham Forest from June 2019 to October 2020, has agreed to a contract and will take over for Mark Hudson, who was fired on January 14 after only 18 games in charge.

Ex-Cardiff defender and cult hero Sol Bamba has been named as his assistant. Lamouchi coached Bamba, 38, during his as manager of the Ivory Coast national team between 2012 and 2014.

While Hudson’s replacement was being sought, first-team coach Dean Whitehead was in charge. The former Sunderland and Stoke midfielder oversaw a 1-0 league loss to Millwall and a 5-2 loss to Leeds in the third-round replay.

Under the new leadership, Whitehead, coach Tom Ramasut, and goalkeeping coach Graham Stack will all stay on at the club.


The Bluebirds are now ranked 21st in the Sky Bet Championship table, three points ahead of Huddersfield, who are immediately behind them and have two games remaining.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Cardiff owner Vincent Tan said: “I’d like to welcome Sabri to Cardiff City and offer him my full support. His appointment has come about following a period of serious consideration and reflection as to what is the best for our club.

“I’m confident that Sabri will be able to deliver what we know this squad is capable of achieving and I look forward to the games that we have ahead of us.

“I’d also like to welcome back Sol to Sabri’s coaching staff, a sentiment I know that you will share. to thank Dean [Whitehead], Tom [Ramasut] and Graham [Stack] for their commitment and diligence during the interim period and am pleased that they will be part of our plans going forward.”


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