Vincent Tan thanks Neil Harris as he shows him the door

Last updated : 21 January 2021 By Michael Morris

Cardiff City have sacked Neil Harris and his assistant David Livermore after a disatrous run of results and a general under achivement this season.


Harris, a likeable enough chap, took City into the play offs last season but the ambition of hitting those heights again this campaign have been shot to pieces as the club heads in the wrong direction after six consecutive defeats.

Home defeats to local rivals Bristol City and Swansea this season coupled with defeat at lowly Wycombe, a game Harris was given a red card (pictured), contributed to the negative spiral the club has been going in.

Good luck to Neil, never like to see anyone sacked but it was inevitable.

The search for a new manager is ongoing.

A statement on the club's website reads:

"We can confirm that First Team Manager Neil Harris and Assistant Manager David Livermore have left Cardiff City Football Club with immediate effect.

"The Board of Directors would like to thank Neil and David for their efforts during their time with the Bluebirds and wish them every success for the future.

"A new permanent manager and assistant will be announced in due course via club channels.

"Speaking on Thursday, Tan Sri Vincent Tan has stated: “I’d like to thank Neil and David sincerely for their hard work at Cardiff City.

“Their efforts to propel us towards a fifth-place finish and Play-Off position last year are recognised and appreciated, although sadly we are in a result-orientated business and our on-field results of late and progress this season has been very poor. As such, we have had no choice but to relieve them of their duties in an effort to improve results and league position with a change of manager.

“I’d like to personally wish Neil and David the very best with their future undertakings and endeavours. They will always be welcome faces at Cardiff City Stadium and I wish them good luck and good health. God bless.”