​Cardiff City have parted ways with manager Neil Warnock, with the South Wales side sat 14th in the Championship table. 

The Bluebirds were relegated last season after just one season in the top flight – Warnock taking them up alongside Wolves and Fulham at the end of the 2017/18 season – and have won just five of 16 games in the second tier. 

In a statement on the club's website, chairman Mehmet Dalman wrote: “On behalf of ​Cardiff City Football Club, I thank Neil for his invaluable contribution to the future of this great Club. He not only gained promotion in his first season but played a pivotal role in uniting the fans and the club. I am personally upset by his departure and wish him the very best for the future.”

Warnock himself 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. I would like to thank Vincent Tan and Ken Choo for their support; Victoria my secretary who has had to look after me over the years; Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson, my ever-faithful sidekicks and friends; and all the backroom staff on both the coaching and the medical sides who have worked tirelessly to help us achieve the success we have had. 

"A special mention also to all of my players, past and present, who have given me everything. Thank you, you’re a great bunch."

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He added: “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. Finally, I would like to thank all you supporters for getting behind me and the team. 

"I hope you have all enjoyed the journey. I am proud to leave the club as a united one and long may you all achieve the success that you deserve. Be lucky.”

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