Cardiff City finally pulled the trigger and sacked Mick McCarthy after their defeat to Middlesbrough on Saturday.
It was the Bluebirds’ eighth consecutive defeat and has them precariously placed just two points above the relegation zone. After arriving in January and building a push for the play-offs last term with Cardiff, McCarthy’s position had become untenable this time around and Bluebirds supporters will be relieved to have a fresh slate in the coming weeks.
With no goals from open play in their last eight games the club’s hierarchy were left with no choice as they consider who to bring in as a replacement. There are plenty of candidates out there of differing experience levels but with the club’s recent choices in mind, an attractive style of play will not be a pre-requisite to the role.
Neil Warnock and, in hindsight, Neil Harris performed well in the job preceding McCarthy’s reign therefore it would be a surprise to see the club choose an inexperienced manager.
Billy Mulley said: “Whether they go for a similar sort of manager who has experience of competing high up in this division or do they go for a young and progressive manager who can perhaps advance them.
“They still need to be wary because we’ve seen big teams in this division fall to the bottom places.
“Michael Flynn is a name where the Championship might be a bit too steep for him, but he’s definitely got that philosophy and playing style that could work.”
There may well be a new face in the dugout as Cardiff take on ninth placed Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium this Saturday, with plenty of survivors from the club’s fifth placed finish in 2019/20 the supporters will be remaining optimistic that they can compete in the top half of the table once again this term.
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