Neil Warnock has left his position as Cardiff City manager by mutual consent, the club have announced.
Warnock, 70, was appointed in October 2016 with the club second from bottom in the Championship and guided them to the Premier League in 2018.
But yesterday’s 1-0 home defeat to Bristol City left the Bluebirds in 14th place in the Championship, with just one victory in their last six matches.
“Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that manager Neil Warnock has left his position by mutual agreement and with immediate effect,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“Having joined the club in October 2016, Neil oversaw 144 matches and famously led us to promotion at the end of a fantastic 2017-18 season.
“The board will now begin the process of replacing Neil. An announcement to this effect will be made in due course.”
Warnock said: “Today I am leaving my beloved Bluebirds after over three years of which have been some of the best days in my long football career.
“It is a shared belief that this is the right time for a new voice as we believe this squad of players is more than capable of getting success.
“I would especially like to thank Mehmet Dalman whom I have said many times has been one of the best chairman I have had the privilege to work for.
“His support has been immense, especially in 2019 which for many reasons both on and off the field has been the most challenging period both emotionally and physically that I have ever encountered.”