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39-year-old reacts when asked about the Cardiff City job

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Newport County manager Michael Flynn has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Cardiff City job.

After a 1-0 defeat to Bristol City in the Severnside derby last weekend, Neil Warnock called time on his tenure at Cardiff City, and is widely expected to call it a day after over fifty years in the game.

The club has two weeks to find his replacement before they face Charlton in the Championship, and several names have been linked with the job.

Newport’s Michael Flynn was a name thrown in the hat, but the Exiles boss has ruled himself out having recently signed a new contract at the League Two club.

Speaking to the Argus about the Cardiff rumours, Flynn said:

“I’m the Newport manager and I’ve agreed a new deal, so there’s nothing to say on that.

“I was surprised to see Neil go because he’s a superb manager and if anybody could get them out of that league it’s him because he’s got the most amount of promotions in the game.

“It’s sad, but he’s a very honourable man and if he thought the time was right then who are we to question him?”

Flynn, 39, was spotted at the Severnside derby last Sunday, fuelling the rumours about his inevitable appointment at the Welsh giants:

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“There’s absolutely not one bit of significance in it whatsoever” insisted Flynn, when asked about his presence at the game on Sunday.

“I have a good relationship with Bristol City and Cardiff City and I’m sad to see a manager leave, but it won’t be me taking over.”

The Newport-born manager took charge of his 150th game at Newport earlier this month, and turned down the vacant Lincoln City job earlier in the season to cement his future in Wales.

The verdict

Cardiff have made it clear that they want a young manager to come in and replace the 70-year-old Warnock, and at 39, Flynn fits that bill.

He’s had a good tenure so far at the club and as a proud Welshman, the move would surely resonate with Cardiff fans.

Though having penned a new deal at Rodney Parade, Flynn has seemingly placed his future at the club and Cardiff will have to extend their search for Warnock’s successor.


Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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