Cardiff City announced the appointment of Neil Harris as their new coach on Saturday afternoon.
Cardiff are currently 14th in the Championship table, and the club decided to part ways with Neil Warnock after a 1-0 home defeat to Bristol City, prior to the international break.
Harris has signed a deal until the summer of 2022 with the Bluebirds, and as reported on the official Cardiff City website, the ex-Millwall boss will take the reins for the first time away at Charlton Athletic on Saturday November 23rd.
Speaking following Harris' appointment, Bluebirds owner Vincent Tan claimed that he has 'full confidence' in his new coach's abilities.
Tan said: “I am pleased to appoint Neil as First Team Manager of the Club.
“I have full confidence in Neil due to his principles on and off the pitch and enthusiasm to succeed. I am glad to offer him this opportunity and look forward to seeing what he is capable of achieving with Cardiff City.”
The Welsh club enjoyed great success under the now departed Warnock, after gaining a surprise promotion to the Premier League in the 2017/18 campaign. The Bluebirds fought bravely over a tough season, but were ultimately relegated by two points and returned to the Championship.
The Cardiff players have since struggled to recapture their promotion-winning form, and Warnock vacated his role by mutual consent, opening the door for Harris to try and turn their fortunes around.
Harris recently left his post at Millwall, who are now sat one place below his new employers Cardiff, with the club sliding towards the relegation zone. The ex-Lions forward was the Millwall boss for a number of years and managed to establish them as a sturdy Championship side, even overseeing an exciting run in last season's FA Cup.
The London club reached the quarter final of the domestic competition, but were ultimately beaten on penalties by Premier League side Brighton.