Paul Trollope: Ex-Wales player joins Cardiff City coaching team

Paul Trollope and Chris Hughton
Paul Trollope (left) was part of Chris Hughton's coaching staff at Norwich City and Birmingham City

Former Wales and Derby County midfielder Paul Trollope has been added to Russell Slade's backroom staff at Cardiff City as head coach.

Trollope was previously first-team coach at Birmingham City and Norwich City, working alongside Chris Hughton.

During five years as manager of Bristol Rovers he guided the club to promotion to League One in 2007.

Former Cardiff City captain Jason Perry on BBC Radio Wales Sport:
It's a good appointment as long as Russell Slade has picked him. That's the important part because the relationship between the coach and manager has to be right.

Trollope's arrival comes as Kevin Nicholson was made Under-21 manager following Quinton Fortune's departure.

The former Manchester United player had been in the role since July 2014 when he had been called in by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Swindon-born Trollope won nine caps for Wales between 1997 and 2003.

He was a guest in the Chairman's Suite for Cardiff City's 0-0 home draw with Brighton on Tuesday night.