Paul Trollope

Paul Trollope's managerial career began back in 2005, when he was appointed caretaker manager of Bristol Rovers. Trollope was initially installed as first team coach in a two-tier management alongside then director of football, Lennie Lawrence.

The former Wales midfielder followed up a mid-table finish in his first season with promotion to League One through the play-offs in 2007. That season Bristol also reached the final of the Football League Trophy. Paul is one of only five Bristol Rovers managers to achieve a promotion in the 127 year history of the football club.

Trollope consolidated his side at the higher level over the next two campaigns. In 2008 the club reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup for the first time in 50 years.

In 2009/10, Trollope guided Rovers to an 11th place finish, firmly establishing the club as a League One outfit.

Paul remained with Rovers until December 2010 - he was the 7th longest serving manager in English football at the time of his departure.

In 2011 Trollope became first team coach at Birmingham City under Chris Hughton, and when Chris subsequently moved to Norwich Paul went with him as part of the backroom staff.

Trollope joined Cardiff City in February 2015 as the first team coach and in the following July was appointed as coach to the Welsh National Team, a role he fulfilled in tandem with his Cardiff duties.

In May 2016, Paul was promoted to the position of manager of Cardiff City, relinquishing his duties with the Welsh National Team.

His playing career - which yielded nine international caps - peaked at Fulham, who paid £600,000 for his services. Either side of Trollope's five years at Craven Cottage, he played for Torquay, Derby, Coventry and Northampton before joining Bristol Rovers towards the end of his playing days.

He is currently the assistant manager at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Honours (4)
  • personal-awards
    • Bristol Rovers:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2009-09-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2008-10-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2007-04-01)
  • promotions
    • Bristol Rovers:
      • Promotion to Coca Cola League One, (2007-05-26)
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